Edges of Empire

KNW 2399: Edges of Empire

March 22, 2017
by Ethan Henderson

An Examination of Colonial Worksites

Building railroads in India was a massive project undertaken by the British and performed mostly by Indian workers. Wide paths needed to be cut out of hills and areas of uneven terrain, a dangerous and difficult task. Indian workers, both … Continue reading

October 29, 2015
by Thomas Merritt

The Railroad to Opression I think railroads are a great symbol for colonization. They symbolize the oppression and exploitation that comes with colonization. This is a Bengal-Nagpur Railway Construction, Photograph No. 18 from the Bengal-Nagpur Railway Construction collection. The year it was taken … Continue reading

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