Project #41865 - King Leopolds ghost

The Reaction paper must be 3 type-written (double-spaced) pages in length.

 

Prompt: In the chapter “The Gap,” Marks describes the factors that contributed to the growing economic gap between the global north and global south. While Eurocentric historians tend to point to the unique qualities of Europeans for their self-made success, other historians, like Marks seek to challenge that view. Your task is to watch one of two films about the Belgian colony in the Congo. The first is entitled, “King Leopold’s Ghost” and is available on You Tube. There is a fee of $2.99 to watch it. It is the best film on the topic. The second is entitled, “Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death,” and is available for free on a website called Top Documentaries. You should take notes on the film. Once you have watched it, answer the following questions and construct an essay that incorporates the information you gathered by answering the questions.

 

  1. Why were the Belgians in the Congo?
  2. How did they operate in their colony in the Congo? What policies and practices did they develop to achieve their desired goals?
  3. What impacts did these practices have on the peoples living in the Belgian Congo?
  4. What impacts did this have on Belgium?
  5. How did the Belgian governments explain to their own populations and to the broader world what it is they were doing in the Congo?
  6. How does this film compare to some of the main points made in Marks? In particular, in the chapter entitled, “The Gap?”
  7. As an example of European imperialism in Africa, what conclusions can be drawn from the experience in the Congo to explain the growing Gap?
  8. Which of the theories presented in Ritzer’s book is best supported by this evidence regarding global wealth disparity?
  9. What is your overall reaction to this information? What conclusions do you draw based on this example to explain the growing gap? Do you agree or disagree with the Eurocentric historians?

 

Grading:             5 points for a clear thesis and arguments

                        15 points for supporting evidence and connections to Marks

5 points for writing style and structure (Grammar, spelling, cohesive paragraphs, logical flow, etc.)

Subject History
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/01/2014 12:41 pm
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