Eli Whitney was born in December 1765 to a wealthy farm family in Massachusetts. As a teenager, he became a well-known handyman in his home town by fixing items, such as violins and watches. Then, he opened his own business that originally manufactured nails, but it soon blossomed into other products, such as canes and hatpins. Hatpins are a device that is used to hold a woman's hat on her head. When he was 24, he decided that he wanted to better himself financially, so he enrolled into law school in 1789.
The source describes the economy of the South, saying, “By 1860 the economies of the Deep South and the Upper South had developed in different ways. Both parts of the South were agricultural…(p.423)” This explains that, as a whole, the South focused on farming and selling crops to support the economy. It also says that cotton was very important. The source states, “Cotton was not the only crop grown in the South, but it was the crop that fueled the Southern economy. (p.423)” It became the main crop when the cotton gin was created.
When he set his mind to something, he made it happen, regardless of the struggles he encountered because of his race. He pushed through the oppression and showed great leadership along the way. However, the actions of James Meredith are in no way surprising after learning about his upbringing and how he got to Ole Miss. According to the journal article “James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss”, by Nadine Cohadas (1997), Meredith was raised with great pride stemming from his family’s long history in the state of Mississippi. His grandmother had been a slave, but his father had become the first member of his family to own land.
The Haitian revolution was triggered by the desire for Haitian blacks and multi-racial people to be treated with respect and decorum and the cruelty faced by slaves. The Haitians took pattern from the French in carrying out there revolts. The successful revolts from the French inspired the free people of color and the enslaved Haitians to revolt against the systems which treated them unfairly, this revolt led to represent a new notion of human rights, partaking in government, and universal nationality. In the 18th century, Haiti as we know it, was France 's wealthiest overseas colony, solely because of its production of coffee, sugar, indigo, and cotton produced by an enslaved labor force. Before the revolution occurred, Haiti had three classes of people: the whites, the multi-racial people and the black slaves.
The American pre-Civil War years were between 1820 and 1860 and is a pivotal time for the American economy. It was a shift from an agricultural economy to one based on wages and salaries in exchange for services and products. El Whitney invented and patented the cotton gin (a machine that removes seeds from the cotton fiber)- this created a boom in cotton production that impacted the way clothing was made. America urbanized and people moved away from farms and to the cities. The Irish and Germans flooded to cities, creating a middle class that became the driving force behind new movements; to eliminate prostitution, reduce alcohol consumption, improve prisons, asylums and education and banning slavery.
In the text it states, “ ...over half a million African slaves are shipped to Brazil and other New World colonies to work on sugar plantations.” (Testere, 3). This quote means that more slaves are being used because people are wanting more sugar to be created. This connects to the claim by explaining the effect sugar has on the society and how more work is needed. In the text it also says, “ … The slave trade was a major factor in the expansion of the sugar industries. … The growing demand for and production of sugar created the plantation economy in the New World…” (Shah, 7).
The Haitian Revolution is known to be the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. The Haitian Revolution, however, was much more complex, consisting of several revolutions going on simultaneously. These revolutions were influenced by the French Revolution of 1789, which would come to represent a new concept of human rights, universal citizenship, and participation in government. In the 18th century, Saint Dominigue, now known as Haiti, became France's wealthiest overseas colony, largely because of its production of sugar, coffee, and cotton generated by an enslaved labor force.
INTRODUCTION The Haitian Revolution was one of the largest and most successful slave revolutions in the Western Hemisphere, because it consisted of several synchronized revolutions. St Domingue was considered to be one of the richest colonies in the West Indies. There were many conditions in the society of Haiti that contributed to the rebellion in 1791. The main points focused on are the ruthless treatment of the enslaved and the desire for Haitian blacks and multi-racial people to be treated with respect and decency THE FREE PERSONS OF COLOUR While discussing the issue of free colored the writer states that there were approximately 35,000 free persons of color in 1789. (Beckles and shepherd 183).
Most of the Europeans countries that have been listed above have a business relationships with the Africans when they are transporting goods or exploiting slaves back then. Also, this can even proves that African have started becoming slaves due to the influence of the business relationships that they had with another countries. The story goes when they started to establish hundred of forts at some specific stations along the Africa's West Coast. Besides that, there are 150 per cent of slaves were been taken as a prisoners to join the tribal war in their kingdom and another 30 per cent of them have to receive some punishment for committing an illegal crime .At the same time, they were kidnapped by the Black Trader and was sent to a costal
Dai Sijie uses these aspects and explains the cultural revolution, Mao’s life, and his own to stress the power of knowledge. The cultural revolution was an event in the 1960’s and 70’s encouraging the lower peasant class and bringing down the upper class(Anderson 1). The power of the knowledge of peasants is powerful. It is different from book smarts, but is just as useful. Before Mao came to power, he was “born in a small farming village in the province of Hunan” (Anderson 1).