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The Atlantic Slave Trade

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Africa was one of the most widespread forms of slave trade in the continent of Africa. As such, it had major implications on both the social, political and economic lives of the West Africans. Patrick Manning, in his article contours of slave trade and social change in Africa, suggests that…

Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South

Slavery is a legal or financial framework under which individuals are dealt with as property. Despite the fact that laws and frameworks shift, as property, slaves may be purchased and sold. Slaves can be held from the time of their catch, buy or conception, and denied of the right to leave, to decline to work,…

Slavery in America

Short Lecture on the Origins of Slavery in America During the century and a half between the arrival of twenty blacks in Jamestown in 1619 and the beginning of the American Revolution in 1776, slavery—something that had never existed in England itself—spread throughout the English colonies, from Virginia it would make its way south into…

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A Troublesome Property: Master-Slave Relations in Florida, 1821-1865

 In the excerpt, “A Troublesome Property: Master-Slave Relations in Florida, 1821-1865, the author, Larry Rivers, focuses on the interaction between bondsmen and masters in Florida. It entails the theory that the master might claim the body of his property but could never quite dominate his or her soul. The state of Florida was one that…

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas An American Slave

Education is power The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave was written by Fredrick Douglas and published by The American Anti-Slavery Society in 1845. Fredrick Douglas wrote three successful autobiographies, and was an African American social reformer, public speaker, abolitionist, and writer. After becoming a free slave Douglas published this book…

The Sociology of Slavery, Race, and Ethnicity

According to Essentials of Sociology a Down-to-Earth Approach written by James M. Henslin, Race is defined as a group of people with inherited physical characteristics that distinguish it from another group. The concept of race is both a reality and a myth. The reality of race is that we as humans are born with a…

12 Years a Slave

Established in 1841, 12 Years a Slave is a 2013 British-American chronicled show movie and a version of the 1853 slave account chronicle Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. It recounts the outlandish story of the subjugation of Solomon Northup, a free black man living and operating in New York (Jimmy). Northup, an expert…

Trade and the Columbian Exchange

Trade and the Columbian Exchange greatly affected the world between 1450 CE and 1750 CE. The Columbian Exchange helped to link the Americas, Africa, and Europe, while huge international trade networks aided in shaping the world. In these trade networks, the spice, silver, slave, and sugar trades were especially important in affecting the world. The…

Slave History

Summary I American Slavery, American Freedom written by Edmund S. Morgan captures the history of Virginia while keeping focusing on the social and political elements that uplifted the way of slavery. With the focus on Virginia, the book also probes the central paradox of American history: “how a people could have developed the dedication to…

Effects of Slavery

Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobson both write their compelling stories on what life was like as slaves during 19th century America. Both narratives define the harsh life of slavery and the unforgiving effects that occurred during their time as slaves. In the same way, both stories reveal the theme of the evils of slavery but…

African Slaves

Rationale My project will be to examine the lives of Indian Indentured labourers between 1845 and 1917. The reason I am examining their lives is to prove that Indian Indentureship was just another form of slavery with a different name. The project will also assist me in learning about the Indian Indentureship period for my…

Film Review 12 Years a Slave

Based on a true story, 12 Years a Slave depicts the journey of a free black man in the 1840s that is kidnapped and sold into southern slavery. Aside from the captivating story and tremendous acting, the historical accuracy of slavery during this time is gut retching. The director, Steve McQueen, does a remarkable job…

Caribbean Economy and Slavery

What were the economical, social and political consequences which resulted from the changeover of tobacco to sugarcane in the 17th Century?’ Objectives •What is the sugar revolution? •What were the reasons for the change from tobacco to sugarcane (better termed a the sugar revolution) in the 17th century •Assess the social political and economical consequences…

The role of enslaved women on the British West Indian Sugar Plantation

TOPIC: What was the role of enslaved women on the British West Indian Sugar Plantation? RATIONALE In history women have been often perceived as useless and inadequate. This assessment is to highlight the role of enslaved women who resided and worked on the sugar plantations in the British West Indian islands before the abolition of…

Cotton, Slavery and the Old South

The Cotton Economy: TERMS DEFINITIONS SIGNIFICANCE King Cotton Phrase used by politicians and whites to describe the importance of the cotton in the south Boom of cotton production began in 1820s The dominance and importance of the cotton in the south transformed it economy, the production continued westward (south) the demand expanded in the north…

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