Some of the wild game, such as turkey and duck, had now become domesticated. They brought with them dairy products, and garlic as well as many different herbs, wheat and spices. It was at this time that the Mexican people saw the assimilation of many other cuisines including Caribbean, South American, French, West African and Portuguese. Because of this Mexican foods today are diverse, yet dishes to vary from region to region. They heated food over and open fire, using cast iron skillets and ceramic ware.
They soon coerced the natives into working on sugar and tobacco plantations as slaves—the conditions were horrendous and life was short and brutal. Because European explorers brought along their native diseases (such as smallpox and tuberculosis), the native population was soon dramatically diminished. This meant that Caribbean plantation owners had to import in African slaves. This rejuvenated the African slave trade, which became an essential part of the global economy. Russian serfdom, however,
Trade can be seen as a positive side. The Spanish brought goods such as gun powder, sugar, horses, steel, and farming machinery and more. In return the Latin American natives introduced tobacco, potatoes, tomatoes, turkey and corn. The natives were taught new skills in trade and even architecture using the new materials. Although this may initially be viewed as positive, the Spanish soon began to take advantage and exploit the natives.
Because of our close proximity to America, The Bahamas have relied heavily to what Americans have to offer. We became dependent on importation of goods from America and have adapted to many of their lifestyles, customs and beliefs. Mass Media has greatly impacted our Bahamian way of life so much so that it’s almost extinct. Bahamians mimic mostly everything Americans do. Americans has influenced
This knowledge led to success in trade between Barbados and England. Since they came our economy and culture have been affected tremendously. Our economy and culture is still being affected by the culture of African Americans today.Slaves have helped the Carolinas so much since their arrival. Without the Africans we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Their culture has helped us in more than just this part of history,it has helped us in war such as the American revolution.
(Transition: I’ve told you about our customs, now I’ll tell you how cuisine play an important part of customs.) II. (MP 2) The Haitian’s Cuisine is a unique form of cooking from the islands, it’s an important role in the tradition. A. (SP 1) Rice and beans are the national dish and Sweet potatoes, manioc, yams, corn, rice, pigeon peas, cowpeas, bread, and coffee are also very common.
Europe’s ego and inhumane treatment of the slaves gave the slaves strength and unnoticed power while Europe lost economic control with every new ruler/system. Transculturation was apparent within this time as it is the process of combining and merging from culture to culture. For instance, looking at one culture with a superiority view point would result in transculturation. The hybridity that formed was the beginning of the change that happened within the cuban culture. Africans changed the way the Cuban society was running as many were passionate about many different things.
When one seeks to examine the Caribbean region, there is a clear recognition that the classification of its culture would be that of a subjugated culture due to the historical development of the region. The region developed purely as a tool for the wealth of Europe, through the labour of enslaved and dominated peoples: Tainos and Caribs, Africans, Indians and Chinese. The formation of the Caribbean region as it is known today is done through a process called colonialism. For the purpose of this discussion, “cultural identity” broadly refers to the shared beliefs and behaviours of a group, that form the basis for creating meaning for the persons who count themselves to be a part of the culture. Culture refers to the way of life of its members; the collection of ideas and habits which they learn, share and transmit from generation to generation.