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  • Don Benito Cereno And Captain Delano
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    Benito Cereno is a novella by the highly regarded writer Herman Melville. Upon reading his story it becomes obvious that the two main characters, Don Benito Cereno and Captain Delano, were somewhat similar in character. Their most obvious similarity was the bias they both had towards the intelligence level of the slaves. However, the slaves prove to outsmart the two men and therefore are superior in intelligence. Delano's naivet is common of the time period. That period of history was a time whe...
  • Amistad Vs The Interesting Narrative Life Of Olaudah Equiano
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    CoMpArE and CoNtRaSt Both, "The Interesting Narrative Life of Olaudah Equiano" and "Amistad" are important stories about slavery in pre-civil war america because they both address the issues of slavery. These gentlemen in the story made a difference in the slave trade. In "The life of Olaudah Equiano", Olaudah was sold on a slave ship that came to the Barbados. Olaudah worked for his freedom, and in the end became efficient in American language. He worked his way to the free life and in the end ...
  • Robinson Crusoe Who's Bad Luck
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    A Book Report of Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe The Book Robinson Crusoe is an adventure story about a man named Robinson Crusoe who's bad luck puts him alone on a desolate island. He has to survive through very tough conditions and keep his sanity. Throughout the book Crusoe question's himself and his faith time and time again, 'Why did god put me on this island all alone. ' His faith in god fluctuates all through the story. At one point he becomes ill and his faith in god becomes so great he ...
  • Slave Ships
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    Oppression and cruelty; just two of the many words used to describe slavery. However no word or words can be used to truly illustrate the hardships and tough times that the slaves went through. In the time of slavery, innocent people were taken from their homes and separated from their families to be sold as workers to people around the world. They did not just work, similar to modern times, they were restrained and held captive while being forced to work in terrible and unsuitable conditions. T...
  • Slave Jessie
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    It all began in the cold month of January, 1840, in New Orleans. Fog laid a heavy blanket on the streets and alleyways of the city. Rain steadily engulfed the seaside locality, and the sound of drunken riverboat men and the slaves celebrating their festivities surrounded the area. New Orleans was where Jessie Bollier lived, and was the place where he was captured on that dark January evening. Jessie then found himself aboard The Moonlight, the slaver with its towering sails and masts, cabins and...
  • Slave Ships
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    The Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America Slavery played an important role in the development of the American colonies. It was introduced to the colonies in 1619, and spanned until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The trading of slaves in America in the seventeenth century was a large industry. Slaves were captured from their homes in Africa, shipped to America under extremely poor conditions, and then sold to the highest bidder, put to work, and forced to live with the new conditio...
  • Board The Slave Ship
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    La Amistad Report on the Movie Stripped of all human rights and taken forcefully from their homes, these people truly know what it is like to suffer. Amistad is a powerful story of the fight against slavery, and the victory of the abolitionists. This film is very moving, and should have been given many Oscars for excellent acting and directing. It is an outstanding reproduction of actual history and truly gives the viewer a feel for what these slaves endured. In the late 1830's, the ship Amistad...
  • Black Holocaust For Beginners Death Ships
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    "Black Holocaust for Beginners 'Death Ships' " By Anderson S. Black Holocaust for Beginners "Death Ships", is a realistic, and trapping article about the slave trade. Instead of the former stories on slavery and giving it a general description telling reader how slavery is bad and slavery is immoral, this article goes in and describes what it was like in a slave ship. It made the reader feel the pain of the middle passage in every page. There are three things in the article that is very compelli...
  • Food To Slaves
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    Middle Passage In these two essays gA Physician fs View h by Alexander Falconbridge (1788) and gAn African Slave fs view h by Olaudah Equiano (1789), both of the authors talk about the life of slaves in board and their own experiences when they crossed the ocean to another content. They refer to this as the middle Passage h in the essay. These two essays also show some similarities as well as differences. Alexander Falconbridge is one of the surgeons on board with the slaves during the Middle Pa...
  • Free The Slaves
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    AMISTAD Director: Steven Speilberg Screenwriter: David Franzioni Amistad is a film that shows the beginning of slavery and how it all began. To my surprise, the African Americans started slavery themselves, because they traded themselves for guns, materials, food, and many other things. Slaves were brought over on the ship, La Amistad from Cuba and tried to free themselves from their owners. The slaves killed all of the whites on their ship except for two. They did not kill these two whites beca...
  • More Slaves
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    When the assignment was given out on Hell Below Deck, I had no previous knowledge about this topic. As I was reading the information about two months ago, I was totally taken back at how horribly the slaves were treated. To experience the kind of pain and suffering they went through, I am sure it was unbearable. Half way through the reading, I caught my self with my mouth slightly open and in disbelief of the type of treatment they received. I was disgusted with the unsanitary conditions of the ...
  • Explore And Trade In The Atlantic
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    He set out on his trip with five ships, he sailed around South America, then he sailed across the Pacific to the Philipines. He was killed in a fight with the locals in the Philipines. The rest of his crew sailed across the In dain Ocean and to Africa. This proved the world was indeed round, and it could be travelled the whole way around. Also he proved that automatically fighting with the natives of the newly discovered areas was not nessecaty and could end fatally. Making "friends" with the in...
  • Slave Ships
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    The exact number of blacks carried into slavery from Africa to America is unknown. It is estimated that 20,000,000 African men, women, and children were shipped to the New World over a period of 400 years or more. Nor is it known how many ships were involved. But between 1783 and 1793 alone, 878 slave ships left Liverpool, England, to transport over 300,000 blacks from Africa, at a gross profit of $12,294,116. A typical slave ship measured 100 feet long by 25 feet 4 inches wide with as many as 4...
  • African Slaves
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    The Amistad Conflict In January 1839, fifty-three African natives were kidnapped from eastern Africa and sold into the Spanish slave trade. They were then placed aboard a Spanish slave ship bound for Havana, Cuba. Once in Havana, the Africans were classified as native Cuban slaves and purchased at auction by two Spaniards, Don Jose Ruiz and Don Pedro Montez. The two planned to move the slaves to another part of Cuba. The slaves were shackled and loaded aboard the cargo ship Amistad (Spanish for ...

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