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Coolie Trade in the 19th Century

This resource consists of historical documents about Chinese coolies imported to Cuba during the 19th century. Its goal is to highlight the human experience during the coolie trade and to encourage critical thinking about how the coolie trade and coolies were portrayed and discussed internationally.

Racial Encounters in Colonial America

This resource reprints European engravings of Amerindians in colonial New Spain and New Portugal. Its goal is to explain how ideas about race contributed to European justifications of conquest and colonization.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:
V. US HISTORY B. Three Worlds Converge, 1450 - 1763: The student will understand how European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples.

White Man's Burden

This resource collects British and American texts and political cartoons justifying overseas imperialism during the late 19th century. Its goal is to encourage critical analysis of the ways in which imperialist endeavors were strongly racialized.

This lesson addresses state teaching standards:

I. US HISTORY J. Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1916: Students will examine the causes of the Spanish-American war and analyze its effects on foreign policy, national identity, and the debate over the new role of America as a growing power in the Pacific and Latin America.

III. WORLD HISTORY G. Age of Empires and Revolutions, 1640 AD - 1920 AD: 1. Students will explain the rise of U.S. influence in the Americas and the Pacific. 2. Students will analyze the motives and consequences of European imperialism in Africa and Asia. 3. Students will compare motives and methods of various forms of colonialism and various colonial powers.

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