||Aims of the German Colonial Society (December 19, 1887)
To further the aims of German colonization, a broad range of colonial societies sprang up in the 1880s. As this section (§ 2) of its founding statutes indicates, the German....
||Bismarck on "Pragmatic" Colonization (June 26, 1884)
Bismarck disliked the idea of acquiring formal colonies because they promised large expenditures, meager profits, and diplomatic complications. Nevertheless, in the early 1880s the colonial propaganda....
||August Bebel’s Reichstag Speech against Colonial Policy in German East Africa (January 26, 1889)
In February 1885, the German colonial adventurer Carl Peters (1856-1918) had received a Royal....
||Carl Peters on Socialist Opposition to Colonial Policy (February 9 and 16, 1886)
The colonial adventurer Carl Peters (1856-1918) “acquired” the territory of German East Africa in 1885 by means of a Royal....