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December 3, 2018

John Gast's’ painting, American Progress  is symbolic of the prevalent early American theme of manifest destiny. Manifest destiny was a term used to define what white Americans sought to do: bring civilization to the west. Thus, John Gast is perpetuating the idea that...

October 29, 2018

Although British imperialism didn’t start until the mid-nineteenth century, the Royal African Company shows how imperialist ideology was present in seventeenth century England. While the Royal African Company was primarily a trading company, it was also part of British...

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