African Agency: Diverging from European Colonial Aspirations

African Agency: Diverging from European Colonial Aspirations

Dismissing some of the myths surrounding African involvement during the exploitation of their states.  Specifically, I examine how Congolese responded to Belgian control over the rubber industry in the Congo and compare how other Africans responded to similar acts of colonialist, imperialist, and mercantilist policies set forth by expansive European powers.

Essay for: History 324 (Modern Africa) course at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Fall 2011

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