The author makes special reference to John Tailyour, a Scottish native who embarked on his journey to Jamaica merely with the vision of eternal fortune. Radburn argues that Tailyour’s wealth largely emanated from selling captive slaves that arrived on slave ships to sugar planters, an unexplored concept that contemporaries called the “Guinea factor”. The author aims to uncover the predominance of this concept in the success of the sugar economy by studying the case of the second-largest slave trader on the island. He explains that Tailyour would conduct his business by extending credit to planters for their purchase of slaves and organizing the return shipments of slave-grown sugar. However, Tailyour’s affluence mostly stemmed from his involvement in the degrading process of channeling slaves to buyers according to their age, gender, and health.
He learned to be a merchant and a true sailor. In one of his voyages a violent hurricane struck and damaged the ship. Seeing that the ship was in no condition to continue in their trip they decide to stop somewhere to repair the ship. But as they headed there a second storm hits which completely ravaged the ship. He alone remained alive, but he was cast away to an island in the middle of nowhere, with
The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez describes the adventures of Ramírez, a poor Spanish American carpenter from Puerto Rico, who was taken captive by British pirates and was supposedly forced to work with them for two years. The book portrays Ramírez as a victim in the hands of pirates while emphasizing the graphic depictions of English pirate cruelty in order to serve Ramírez and the Mexican Viceroy’s purposes. However, through careful examination of the story, I believe that he indeed was a pirate, and will explain so in this essay by arguing four points: first, that Ramírez headed towards familiar territory due to the lack of paperwork for his belongings, second, his lack of explanation of why he did not escape whenever possible, third, his ownership of special weapons, and lastly, the use of words in his storytelling. To begin, Ramírez sailed to Spanish territory because he had no papers that certified that the ship and its cargo were his, as seen through Zepherino de Castro’s many attempts to restrain and seize Ramírez’s property (149). This meant, that he needed to find Spanish soil and subjects, where he knew the laws will be more lenient (rather than somewhere like Madagascar, where he could be denounced as a pirate to Spanish authorities in exchange
The first chapter of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness mainly depicts the journey that Charles Marlow, the protagonist of the story, makes into the heart of Africa in order to become an ivory transporter. The novel begins by with introduction of various characters including Marlow by an unnamed narrator. The Marlow and the unnamed narrator are aboard the Nellie. The boat had been temporarily docked in order to wait for change in tide. During that short break Marlow begins to talk about his previous adventure to the heart of Africa.
Could you imagine being kidnapped and sold into slavery? In the 1500s during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade being kidnapped and sold as a slave was a common occurrence in Africa. Throughout this period of time, Europeans would come to Africa in search of a source of labor, slaves, to send to work on their plantations. In exchange for slaves, African people would receive manufactured goods from the Europeans. The process of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was a maniac and unsafe affair.
Marlow accidently with the help of his aunt finds an opportunity to replace a captain killed as a result of fighting with the local tribes in Congo. The company is for Seafaring and ivory gathering. Marlow embarks one-month journey to Congo where he described the African shores as welcoming but also they are dark and desolate in spite of the active work of the people. As soon as he arrived, Marlow has been informed the death of the company employee who has committed suicide; and the sad story of gangs and misery of the
A slave in Barbados named Nanny Grid went to other plantations after hearing about the Haitian Revolution to help inspire the slaves to strike. A series of rebellions occurred in Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, Guadeloupe and Martinique after the Haitian Revolution. Slave owners were stunned by the resistance; as a result of this they increased the brutal punishment to try to stop the rebellions. There were revolts in the British West Indian islands of Barbados (1816), Guyana (1823) and Jamaica (1831-32) which were all inspired by the Haitian Revolution. Other forms of resistance are running away (marronage and petit marronage) and small revolts.
Some of the artifacts came from Nigeria, Sengal, Congo, Liberia, and Angolia (On the Water). This suggests that there were likely people from many African countries (Smithsonian). Equiano’s account of the middle passage started when he was kidnapped and enslaved at the age of eleven years old. Equiano survived the ten years of cruel enslavement and bought his freedom with the help of his last master Robert King. He then went on to write his narrative of the
For this essay, slavery refers to the forced bondage of Africans within the West Indies, as carried out by European nations such as Britain, Spain, France and Portugal. Though each nation entered into the trade of West African slaves at different times, they all did so in pursuit of cheap labour to work the fields in the West Indies that provided Europe with sugar, tobacco and cotton, to name a few of the luxury items produced by colonies as well as the taxes that governments levied against those in the colonies to fatten the government purse. The reasoning and timing of the abolition of slavery is varied across the nations that participated in the trade, each nation’s particular circumstance, whether social, economic or political in the late
In this present essay I would present you the “Amistad” events, and all the thing relational to the film “Amistad”. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, he do many movies and Tv shows directed by him, The “Amistad” film was released in 1997, the movie starts in 1839 the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to Africa, in that times the slavery and the racism were continue, so they think they were of Cuba but they are of Africa. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case.