Author: It was written by Rudyard Kipling, a British imperialist. He grew up in British India, thus he was able to experience imperialization first hand.
Context: It was written in 1899 shortly after the United States too control of the Philippines. During this time, many European nations were crambling to colonize as many territories to expand their markets. The idea of the “White Man’s Burden” was a popular idea at the time and was sometimes used to justify a nation’s intercontinental expansion.… Read the rest here