Around 300 and 1400 BCE Africa had many achievements, but then the Europeans showed up and mess everything up. Acording to documents one and eight, it shows many trade routes that had been developed throughout Africa and now it is an important international trading center. In documents two and three wealth was an important thing in Africa that had contributed to many things that was used in so many ways in Africa. In documents two, four, five, six, seven, and eight there were many rulers and travelers throughout Africa that had many influences on Africa achievements, that had eventually gone downhill.
With the Industrial Revolution spreading throughout the world in the 1800s, it had a big impact on Japan. One of their biggest advancements were silk factories due to the rise of the new textile industry. Silk factories became a known place for many girls and women to work. Many of the costs and benefits of working there are arguable from pay to how the women were being treated. While some people believe that the wages given to female workers in Japanese Silk Factories were beneficial, it was not worth the low pay, excessive labor, or the working conditions.
The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was responsible for the forced migration of between 12 to 15 million people. From Africa to the Western Hemisphere, the slave trade not only displaced millions of Africans to a life of exploitation, but also a painful death. Nobody knew the total number of people who died during slavery in Africa. The Atlantic slave trade Many died a slowly painful death during transportation and imprisonment, or in horrendous conditions during the Middle Passage. The voyage from Africa to the Americas was horrifying and painful for the slaves so many slaves considered suicide as an option. The African Kingdoms were kidnapping slaves from other Africans Kingdoms and trading them with Europeans. In the 15th century some enslaved
After the Ottoman Empire blocks the spice trade route when they took Constantinople in 1453, force to the European powers to search for new route to reach India and Easter Asia. Through this intent to fine new routes Christopher Columbus arrived in the new world 1492, establishing in the Hispaniola Island today Santo Domingo city, Dominican Republic, from (UNESCO, 1990) “were departure for the spread of European culture and the conquest of the continent. From its port conquerors such as Ponce de Leon, Juan de Esquivel, Herman Cortes, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Alonso de Ojeda and many others departed in search of new lands.”
The only thing Europeans loved more than political power was increasing their trade. In the 1800’s European nations had a desire to get a lead to widespread imperialism in Africa. With the end of slavery in 1833, European interest in Africa shifted to seizing colonies. King Leopold of Belgium acquired a private country in Africa that was 95 times bigger than Belgium and his purpose was to make money by taking out ivory and rubber. European leaders then became aware of two things: Africa was contained with natural resources, and a scramble of the riches could begin a war between European nations. At the Berlin Conference in 1885, European Nations claimed parts of the African continent through rule of occupation. Though they did not consider the land claims of Africans, they did agree to specific principles concerning colonization, which included free trade, and improving the moral and material well being of Africans. Before European nations stayed away from the African continent, and now powers such as England, France, and Germany want large amounts of land of Africa. Several reasons European nations began to colonize Africa included political competition and ideological superiority; however, economic profit was the primary driving force to imperialize Africa.
During 600 BCE and 600 CE, many countries was going through a drastic change. When analyzing early civilizations, it’s evident there is similarities and differences. The Middle East, China, and Africa were among few countries that advanced during this aeon. All of these empires within the countries have risen and fallen, developing these civilizations to what we know of today.
E: People should earn fair wages for the work they do, religion does not influence pay; again, fairness
One of the main themes of Worlds Together Worlds Apart is no matter what culture a group of people is a part of each community has the goal of expanding their wealth through trade. This desire for wealth and exotic goods has led multiple civilizations to carry out atrocities against other people just to satisfy their lust for riches. One of the most common ways dominant civilizations would oppress the unfortunate was through slavery. As populations grew from the late sixteenth to the nineteenth century demand for more goods increased which meant there needed to be more cheap labor. This cheap labor was found in Africa and resulted in the transportation of around 12 million Africans from their home land to the Americas. Often times world history books will include the facts around slavery but lack the first hand experiences of slaves and those who bought, sold,
European nations exported goods such as, cotton, palm oil, coffee, sugar, rubber, ivory, gum, copper, zinc, lead, coal, and diamonds, and more. A faster way of collecting resources was owning slaves and having them do the job of going to get the resources, they weren’t paid so it saved the Europeans a lot of money, and a lot of time. But it still wasn’t fair for European nations just to invade a land and then have the people that previously lived there work for you it's just so discourteous to the African people. Along with that the people were forced to extract resources from their land and give it up to the Europeans and if they did not meet their quota they were punished harshly sometimes even getting their hands cut
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
It’s a typical Tuesday night, I’m munching on microwave popcorn and listening to big band jazz while studying for my AP World History history midterm, when a vexing pattern emerges from the blur of my notes. I see where a white man existed; a white man was a king, a white man fixed the problems, a white man traveled the world, a white man walked on the moon. My lined paper, filled with highlighter marks and pen lines turned thoroughly white and an air of Eurocentrism wafts from the textbook and bleeds through the paper.
Africa is not identified by one, single religion, because of the diversity of the continent. There are many factors that relate to religion, such as region, country, culure, and tradition. Africa is not bound by one specific region, country, culture, or tradition, so there are many religions that people identify with. The main three being native religions, Islam, and Christianity. These religions may not be the exact same as people in the United States, Europe, or Asia do it, though. In Africa people mix native religions with Christianity or Islam, to create their own unique religion.
In Anthropolithic age, the population in Angola is very scarce. During the first millennium, iron products manufacturing and agriculture have spread, but hunting and gathering continued to hold an important position in Angola, which lasted for several centuries. After Bantu migrants from the north, the iron technology entered Angola.
Europeans effectively partitioned the colonies which became the African states which exist today while comparing and contrasting the experiences of both French and British decolonisation in one French-controlled and one British-controlled African country. This essay will explore the experience of colonisation and the subsequent decolonisation in Algeria by the French and the Gold Coast by the British. There were notable similarities and differences in the French and British colonisation and decolonisation experience which will be illustrated in this essay. The process of colonisation in Africa by Europeans began as early as the 1430s. At first European nations began trading links with Africa, which was focused on the African coastlines at this time “Inland Africa was largely unknown”. As a consequence of a drive for European expansion, which then became a widespread competition for imperial power, Europeans explored inland Africa. The driving force was greed for financial gain and power that led them to further infiltrate and exploit Africa. They were aided in their conquest for colonisation by their military superiority, advancements in technology which made the
independence in early 1960s with the exception of South West Africa (Namibia) and South Africa which regained majority rule in 1990 and 1994 respectively after being protracted by the Nationalist Afrikaners’ Apartheid regime.