Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||Ernest Howard Crosby|
|Context||Expansion into the Philippines created anti-imperialists who attacked Americanimperialism.|
|Audience||The general public and readers of his poetry|
|Purpose||To parody Rudyard Kipling's The White Man's Burden by attacking Americanimperialism.|
Rudyard Kipling's poem "The White Man's Burden" argued that imperialism spread the benefits of civilization. Ernest Crosby's poem, "The Real White Man's Burden," parodied Kipling's, and showed his anti-imperialist abhorrence of war and sympathy for the Filipinos. The anti-imperialists were unable to stop the annexation of the Philippines, and their efforts went counter to the expansionist nationalism of those in power.