Investigating Rebellion in World HistoryWritten by Andrea Miller
Sophomores from World History II are completing a unit on 19th-century imperialism by engaging in research projects on indigenous resistance movements to European rule, as well as the legacies of the colonial experience. Through their investigations, students highlighted that the European seizure of distant lands was hindered, halted, and even derailed by the vehemence of local opposition. Students presented detailed accounts of the Herero rebellions in German East Africa, the Boxers in China, the Zulu in South Africa, amongst others, and have charted some of the legacies of apartheid, economic exploitation, and the struggle for independence and democracy that date back to the imperialist imperatives of European empires in the late 19th century.
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