There are even sure features of African American culture that were brought into being or made more conspicuous as an aftereffect of slavery; a sample of this is the way drumming got to be utilized as a method for correspondence and setting up a community character amid that time. The outcome is a dynamic, inventive culture that has had and keeps on having a significant effect on standard American culture and on world culture too. After Emancipation, these extraordinarily African American traditions kept on growing. They formed into particular traditions in music, workmanship, writing, religion, nourishment, occasions, amongst others. While for quite a while sociologists accepted that African Americans had lost most cultural ties with Africa, there is a continuum of African traditions among Africans in the New World from the West Indies to the United States.
The Age of Exploration was a time of great expansion in the European Countries. From Africa, to North and South America, the Spanish, Dutch, English and French were all competing to find new trade routes, new commodities, and new areas to convert to their religion. The Age of Exploration had a tremendous impact on Europe, the Americas, and Africa. On one hand, Europe was able to expand widely across the world spreading their culture. On the other hand, the Americas were discovered and had their original culture changed immensely.
Africans have been migrating to America for about two hundred years already, forced, and voluntary. For these two hundred years, the migrants from Africa have heavily impacted America’s society, even though america’s society is mainly built up of Europeans. Migrants from Africa have socially impacted America by sharing their cultures, having anti-racist campaigns, and re-defining sports in America. Back since the Africans have been forced to migrate to the America by Europeans, there have been signs of their culture spreading throughout the continent. Now, their culture can clearly be seen today in America, where there are still more migrants coming from Africa.
Africa was filled with such incredible natural resources such as; copper, ivory, and rubber, the europeans countries competed among themselves to control the colonies. The natives lost control of land and independence, the Africans were used as slaves, the interest in the waterways to Asia also pulled them towards Africa. European countries took away people 's homes and way of life and it isn 't fair to the native people. Great Britain and France were the two countries that owned most of the land in Africa. Great Britain owned Egypt and Sudan whereas France owned Algeria and Tunisia.
In African Society and Culture, the Bantu migrations helped shape many countries in Africa to have similar traditions and cultures. The main points of the section of the chapter are the Bantu migrations helped shape many cultures in Africa south of the Sahara, the African slave trade changed greatly when Muslims and Europeans began taking captives from the continent of Africa, and Enslaved Africans developed the rich culture that influenced many other cultures, including our own. Europeans came to Africa, people all over the continent had created many discrete cultures. The Bantu people spread skills like pottery making, mining, iron working, and languages. First, the Bantu migrations shaped many countries in Africa to have similar traditions and cultures.
As Imperial powers began to develop in the new world, natives were first used, but due to conflicts and unforeseen diseases, other forms of slavery were sought out. The trading of slaves brought about world wide demographic changes, while also bringing people from diverse backgrounds together.
Religion is a very important factor in the African Diaspora and African American history. The enslavement of many Africans in the New World and the interaction with Native Americans and Europeans brought new religions, religious views, cultures, rituals, and traditions to Africa and the Americas. Even though there was many small religions, Islam was one of the most widespread religions in Africa, then Christianity started dispersing once Europeans came and set foot into Africa. This religion was spread throughout various parts of Africa and enslaved Africans were being forced to practice this religion in the Americas as well as in parts of Africa. The Christian holy book called the Bible has affected the lives of Africans and their descendants
Identity has the ability to fluctuate and it is allowed to change not only over the course of years but also through everyday activities and events. I agree with Clifford’s statement because of examples presented throughout the novel of A Chosen Exile and through modern day examples of identity changing. The idea of identity does not only revolve around race but loosely covers many personal beliefs such as religion, race, gender and even sexual orientation, and because of this reasoning, identity can be affected through interpersonal factors, environmental factors and societal factors. In the book, A Chosen Exile, many slaves show this idea because of the change of identity was very evident throughout the novel. Slaves chose to leave their
The third factor was the Slave Trade. Europeans used Africans for cheap labor. Africans were sent to North and South America, across the Atlantic Ocean to work on plantations. The effects of the Slave Trade were disastrous. Europeans colonized Africa for the natural resources found there, cheap labor, and new markets to sell goods.
Decolonization refers to the process by which colonies became independent and were allowed to govern themselves; from a state of ‘colony’ to that of ‘Republic’. Presently, there are 16 remaining non self-governing territories (Decolonization, 2015). It took different forms with different countries. For some, it was gradual and peaceful while others were violent and characterized by native rebellions who were fired up by nationalism. There were various factors that led to decolonization in Africa particularly after the Second World War (WWII) when European countries generally lacked the wealth and political support necessary to suppress revolts in the colonies (Decolonization, 2015).
In the 1500’s, Europeans start exploring new parts of the world that they would change forever. Places like the Americas, Africa, and Asia, with rich cultures, wealth, and their own governments would soon be introduced to new religions, trade, disease, and medicine. The age of exploration moved ideas and different cultures all around the world. The Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, and English were the main players in the age of exploration. With new ideas come new problems.