USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
Bible as Gold
12020-08-20T03:52:53-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192372plain2020-08-20T03:57:38-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cThis painting acts as a response or companion piece to the Roma's "The East Offering its Riches to Britannia." Here, Queen Victoria is giving back what is supposed to represent Britain's "greatness." It is a bible. The implications here is important: Britain does not need to engage in direct economic exchange with colonial peoples. These people benefit by accepting the "gift" of British civilization. They are "uplifted" by British culture, which is seen as inherently culturally, intellectually, and morally superior. This is the ideology of the "civilizing process," a powerful screen for economic and social exploitation and violence.