Civilization Begins at Home, 1898

 Civilization Begins at Home, 1898

This anti-imperialism political cartoon shows the President William McKinley contemplating imperial conquest while ignoring racial problems in his own country. (Literary Digest #17, Nov. 26, 1898)

Thought Questions

  1. What racial problems are being revealed in this cartoon?
  2. What were the main arguments against imperialism in the late 19th century?
  3. Who were the most prominent anti-imperialists?


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