Part One

-“Colonialism” (read the first paragraph on the difference, as well as similarities, between colonialism and imperialism)

Part Two

-“King Leopold’s Ghost” (documentary video, 1 hour and 48 minutes) (search FIU Library link:

Part Three

-“Great Britain’s need for guns, war supplies drove 18th century industrialism, Stanford scholar says” 

-“The industrial revolution: A crash course in history” (video, 17 minutes)

-“The second industrial revolution” (watch until it cuts off)

Part Four

-“Aid in reverse: How poor countries develop rich countries”

Discussion post #6 (QUESTIONS)

-Discuss “King Leopold’s Ghost” in terms of the following: the construction of the culture of capitalism/society of perpetual growth in Western Europe and the U.S. during the late 1800s and early 1900s (the “second industrial revolution”); the global commodification of nature and human labor in that context; the construction of the characteristics of global labor in the culture of capitalism; and the repercussions for society, economy, politics, and ecology in the Congo.

-How does “Aid in reverse” pertain to “King Leopold’s Ghost”?

 250 word minimum for the entire assignment; no maximum word count. Display the word count at the end of your post. NO PLAGIARISM