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  • Corrupt Portuguese From His Kingdom
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    World History African Question #211 September 2000 Africa's Resistance to the Portuguese The African history has been affected tremendously due to the influence of some European countries. Portugal, who probably had the greatest impact on the continent, was not shy in invading what they thought to be profitable circumstances. One of these areas that they profited from was the kingdom of Kongo. Kongo was a major Bantu-speaking kingdom astride the Congo River in west-central Africa, probably found...
  • Trading Of Slaves
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    Most history books has recorded that between the years 1701-1760, millions of Africans were literally stolen away from their native lands leaving behind their families, work, heritage, and everything that was familiar to them. Robbed of their independence and 'humanness'; they were reduced to cargo. This was what 'the Middle Passage' also known, as the 'Slave Triangle' was all about; the trading of goods and commodities among continents including the trading of black men, women and children who ...
  • European Culture And Christianity
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    Europe tried to take many countries, Africa being one of them. The European countries had an effect on Africa today throughout all the primes. Europe had an effect on the African way of life, that in some ways were good, and in some ways bad. Imperialism is defined as the extension or rule or influence by one government, nation, or society over the political, economic, or cultural life of another. European nations decided they wanted land in the mostly unexplored continent, and they took it, wit...
  • Slaves From Africa
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    Money vs. Morality In a time when white males believed in superiority over everything around them, Africans, not even considered people, were kidnapped and sold as slaves. How could this ever happen Why would Africans ever stand for such a horrific thing These are all questions asked by many people today when looking back at history. In 1692 Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a quicker trade route to Asia. He ended up stumbling upon a new land, America. Slowly people migrated to the new...
  • African Slave Trade
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    "The past is what makes the present coherent", said Afro-American writer James Baldwin, and the past "will remain horrible for exactly as long as we refuse to assess it honestly". The African slave trade played an important role in the stabilization of Europe's economy, its transition to capitalism, the development of the nation state, and the establishment of their imperial empires. The opening of the Atlantic led to the development of Europe's commercial empire and industrial revolution. The d...
  • Trans Atlantic Slave Trade
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    African History: Part I This week's readings discussed the physical and geographical makeup of Africa, as well as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and its affects on Africa and its Diaspora. Africa and the Genesis of Humankind discussed how physical environments play a huge role in determining the way that human life would develop, as well as the geographical diversity of Africa that influences the diverse societies within the continent. Most importantly, it talks about the development of food pro...
  • Trading Of The African Slaves
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    As we look back in history, we can see many of the events that have brought a curse upon African Americans. One of which was the trading of slaves. Slaves in the 1800's were taken from Africa, or many times, sold to the slave traders by rival tribes, and brought to America. Once they arrived in America, if they arrived in America, which brings out the point of the horrible conditions in which they were shipped to America, they were put up on display at the slave auctions. At this time, slave own...
  • Region Of West Africa The Slave Trade
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    The slave trade indicated that a total of about ten million human beings were exported from Africa to the New World in the 220 years between 1650 and 1870, which were the high point of the trade. So as a sum up the population of Africa stood still for the 150 years between 1650 and 1800 before beginning to rise again as it has continued to do until the present. The facts state that the estimate 15 percent of those taken perished before landing in the New World. This rate sums up that more than a...
  • One Other Benefit From The Slave Trade
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    Atlantic Slave Trade When most people talk about or think about slavery, they look at how it effected the US. The Atlantic Slave Trade had a huge effect on the US but there are no words or expressions that can describe the effects it had on Africa and its family?'s. It is estimated that between 1450 and 1900, there were 11,698,000 slaves exported from Africa. (Atlantic Slave trade, pg. 170) To understand the effects this had on Africa you must consider the families that lost relatives, the store...

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