Rudyard Kipling: Poems

How did imperialists think of the people in the countries they were taking over?

Rudyard Kipling, the white mans burdan, 1899

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The poem exhorts the reader to take up the white man’s burden by sending the best of their country to dark, uncivilized places of the earth. There is a sense of heroism that white men take on in bringing civilization to the "savages" of the world.