The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Colonialism is the historical phenomenon when one nation-state takes over territory claimed by another nation or people, imposes a foreign political and economic structure and settles its own “colonists” in its new colony. Colonialism usually refers more specifically to the colonial empires built by Western European nations during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Colonialism Term Timeline in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Chapter 11: Saved
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...authors such as Herodotus, Will Durant, and Mahatma Gandhi teach Malcolm about the horrors of colonialism and empire that have been perpetrated for millennia by white Europeans against people around the... (full context)
Chapter 19: 1965
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...empire and white supremacy. Under the banners of the Crusade and then later under Christian colonialism, Europeans invaded and dominated Africa by force. Instead of force, Malcolm believes true leadership and... (full context)
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...now sees the rise of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism as rejections of European society and colonialism. In America, he believes that only Islam can unite black people, as Islam has a... (full context)