MP3 Chapter Summaries
Don't have time to prepare before class? Download the summaries of the chapters onto your MP3 player or iPod to catch up while you're on the go. Save the files to "My Music" on your computer. From there, you can load the files directly to your MP3 player.Listen to MP3 AudioListen to Audio in Flash PlayerDownload Audio as ZIP FileLearning Objectives
Major concepts of the chapter that you should be familiar with.
- After having read the chapter, students should be able to
- Discuss what is meant by the new imperialism.
- Explain how religious, pseudo-scientific ideologies and nationalism encouraged the new imperialism.
- Discuss how the Europeans took advantage of the internal tensions between African chiefdoms in order to establish political, military, and economic control.
- Discuss how the scramble for Africa was exacerbated by competition between European countries and the role played by Leopold of Belgium.
- Describe the spread of Islamic reform in West Africa and its connection to Sufi brotherhoods, and relate it to Fodio’s jihad.
- Describe the mfecane tactics, adopted by Shaka and the Zulu, and what impact they had on the chiefdoms of Southern Africa.
- Discuss the relationship between the British and the Boers in Cape Town and the South African interior and what that relationship meant for the native peoples of the area.
- Explain the syncretism of Nongqawuse and how her prophecies inadvertently led to the British conquest of the Xhosa.
- Describe some of the technological innovations that allowed Europeans to easily conquer the continent of Africa.
- Explain how the British came to be in charge of Egypt and what role the Suez Canal played in that shift in power.
- Explain what Mahdi means and how the Sudanese used that title to unify resistance to British control of the upper Nile Valley.
- Compare and contrast the causes and results of the Asante and Maji Maji revolts.
- Explain how the French formed the Federation of Indochina and what they hoped to gain from the region.
- Discuss the U.S. approach to forming an empire in Asia, through the acquisition of the Philippines and Hawaii.
- Describe how a commodity like rubber could be transplanted from one European empire to another and how such natural resources profited the imperialist powers.
- Describe the policies by which Ethiopia and Siam remained free of European imperialism.