Little George Ship Revolt - June 1730, Captain George Scott of the boat Little George cruised from the Guinea Coast in transit to Rhode Island, with a load of somewhere in the range of 96 enslaved Africans. A few days into the voyage, a few African men slipped out of their irons and assaulted the white group. Utilizing weapons seized on the boat, the Africans murdered three of the gatekeepers who were on deck. Scott and his team attempted to battle back, however were repressed and constrained into the lodge where they were detained by the Africans. For a few days the Africans controlled the boat and figured out how to sail it back to the Sierra Leone River, an estuary to the Atlantic Ocean. In the wake of making it to shore, the Africans left
The African Slave Trade is the harsh movement from Africa to the New World. This began after the fall of Songhai 1590 CE. There were several reasons why the slave trade began. Death of Native Americans led to more demand for slaves. Production of wood, fur, coffee, tobacco, and sugar became reasons European countries rose power. They needed people to work for them to produce these products, SLAVES. They’re cheap and there were high demands for them.
The Transatlantic Slave Trade is one of the most unique historical events because after it occurred the world was changed forever. The way the world interacted, the way minorities were treated, and the establishment of New World powers all developed from the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Transatlantic Slave Trade lasted somewhere around four centuries, between the middle of the 15th century and the end of the 19th century. During this time period Europeans forcefully migrated men, women, and children from Africa to The Americas. This was referred to as the “middle passage”. It is estimated that somewhere between 12-15 million Africans were taken to the Americas. During the Middle passage it is estimated that 1 in every 5 Africans
Imagine you live in the New England Colonies. You are a wealthy merchant, ready to trade your cattle. You are excited, waiting at the port city has taken a while, and you hear the ships coming into the docks. Your ship, full of cattle is ready to be traded for many important items from England.
Throughout the late 1400’s and the 1500’s, the world experienced many changes due to the discoveries of new lands and peoples that had been never been visited before. The new-found lands of the Americas and exploration of Africa by the Europeans led to new colonies and discoveries in both areas. It also brought different societies and cultures together that had never before communicated, causing conflict in many of these places. While the Europeans treated both the Native Americans and West Africans as inferior people, the early effects they had on the Native Americans were much worse.
The Middle Passage was when African-Americans were brought over to the New World. The African culture would kind of decrease because the slaves would have to drop their culture and pick up the American culture. The population of Africa would decrease because most of the Africans would be brung over to the New World or they would die before reaching shore.
Christopher Columbus was a talented navigator and explorer who sailed in the service of Spain. With his courage and intelligence, he significantly contributed to the world. Christopher was born in 1451 and died at the age of 55 on May 20, 1506. He was born to Domenico Columbus, a wool weaver, and Susanna Fontanarossa. He had three brothers: Bartolomeo, Giovanni Pellegrino, and Giacomo. He also had a sister named Bianchinetta. In those times the son usually took over the father’s job, especially if the business was going well. Columbus was determined to go his own way and be a sailor, even though that disturbed his father momentously. Eventually, his father learned to accept Columbus being a sailor and even used it to his advantage by Columbus sailing his cloth to the market.
Jose Marti, a poet and politician, one who contributed greatly to the corpus of Latin American literature and political thinking during his short life of 42 years. On the first of April 1895, Jose Marti and five other insurgents sailed from the Dominican Republic to invade Cuba. The five insurgents were:
Christopher Columbus was known for being one of the best explorers. He was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. He had moved to Lisbon, Portugal when he was a young man. There he studied the maps and journals of ancient explorers. (Kneib 32). Columbus began his career of sailing around
Christopher Columbus was an explorer and navigator born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492, he hoped to reach eastern Asia. He thought he had reached Asia when he landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea. In fact he had opened up to Europeans a new world with two continents—North America and South America—and many islands.
In the year 1519, Spain set sail to be the first ones to circumnavigate the globe. Under the leadership of Ferdinand de Magellan, they were able to accomplish this monumental task by the year 1522, even though Magellan died before they journey was complete. In the article titled “Ferdinand Magellan 's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522”, we are able to recall the accounts transcribed from the paper-book of a Genoese pilot who wrote detailed accounts about the events that transpired throughout the journey. Around 55 years after Spain’s voyage, the English set out to circumnavigate the globe under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake in the year of 1577. An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms. This article is a description of Sir Francis Drake’s voyage, detailing the specific events that transpired throughout the voyage. Throughout this paper I will be comparing and contrasting these two voyages.
”The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way.” Henry The Navigator was a very important figure throughout history because of what he did to support expeditions and how he teached people in many different fields to do the expeditions. He also took on many roles of leadership during battles and sieges. He was the son of the king of Portugal and became very contributive to Portugal. He accomplished many things in his life that were very important throughout history. Henry The Navigator affected our world today
The greatest slave trade stage was enslaved people transportation from West and central Africa to the New World- America. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was the largest forced movement and prior from the 16th through the 19th centuries. The salve trade between Western and Central Africa and the America reached its peak in the middle of 18th century when over 80.000 Africans annually crossed the Atlantic to spend all their rest of lives in chains. “For three centuries the white man seized and enslaved millions of Africans and transported them, with every circumstance of ferocious cruelty, across the seas.” (Morel.1903) Approximately from the 10 to 12 million Africans from the central and western parts of continent were sold by others Africans