Around the time of the 15 and 16 century , Europeans started to immerse in the slave trade . “European traders had previously been interested in African nations and kingdoms such as Ghana and Mali , due to their sophisticated trading networks “ ( MLA East of England 2009) and their keen knowledge of trading networks, they wanted to trade something more valuable: humans . They took slaves from Western Africa to Europe and America . In the beginning, it was a small amount but the slave trade grew during the seventh and eighteenth centuries. Europeans who came to America were tempted to do something which happens to be owning their own land and were opposed to work for others .
Throughout our History on Earth. We have built Many different civilizations. Africa is one of them , Africa has seen the rise and fall of many of its empires. The oldest and Largest of the empire being Egypt, though they gave us the pyramids and Pharaohs , They weren 't the only ones to develop the culture of africa as we see it proven today. African culture Is very diverse, to generalise it would cause too much confusion.
The Columbian Exchange, also known as The Great Exchange, is one of the most significant events in the history of world. The term is used to describe the widespread exchange of foods, animals, human populations (including slaves),plants, diseases, and ideas from the New world and the old. this occurred after 1492. Many goods were exchanged between and it started a revolution in the Americas, Africa and in Europe. The exchange got its name when Christopher Columbus voyage started an era of a tremendous amount of exchange between the New and Old World that resulted in this revolution.
Africa is a continent rich is history that has been exploited and ravaged for generation. While often times through a European lens Africa is viewed as a country that is lost and needs saving, many people refer to Africa as the Mother Land. Africa has earned the name the Mother Land because many people believe that Africa was where the first humans originated. Scholars have debated for years as to where mankind originated and there are a myriad of different theories from a number of scientist. The two most popular or heavily supported theories are the multiple regional theory and the out of African theory.
In the early 1880s, King Leopold of Belgium secured about 900,000 square miles of African land (Background Essay). Leopold’s industries were successful producing tires, electrical insulation, soap, handles, and more (Document D), while his managers killed nearly 10 million Africans through forced labor, mistreatment, and diseases. This was the beginning of European imperialism.
For instance, during the Great Migration, many African American families left the South and moved into northern industrial cities. These cities were lands of opportunity since World War I had
For example, the Bantu speaking people who spread iron technology and agricultural techniques throughout Africa, as well as the maritime migrations who cultivated foods and domesticated animals as they moved. However, migrations also brought about diseases, like the plague, which killed 30% of the population in Afro-Eurasia. Ultimately, the increase of interregional trade, in Afro-Eurasia, can be seen through the spread of religion and cultural diffusion, expansion, and knowledge/technology throughout different regions.
Over the years there have been various manifestations that have been associated with African diaspora. e.g. Back-to-black, Pan Africanism, Black Nationalism, Afrocentricity. African diaspora played a big role in transformation and creations of new cultures, institutions, outside of Africa. As the migration of peoples and cultures across borders has accelerated, the growing interdisciplinary field of diaspora studies has provided a much needed study of the structural features that characterise these movements. Indicate forced migration, shared community in foreign nations, and collective desire to return to an existent or imagined homeland.
The slaves were all from Africa and were brought through the Atlantic slave trade. These slaves were mostly acquired through slave raids, which were becoming more and more frequent and penetrated farther inland as demand for slaves increased. The captured people were from different groups than the hunters’ own. They were then sold to the Europeans and the majority of them were shipped to the Americas. The African slave traders in exchange, received firearms and gunpowder, tobacco and alcohol, and European and Indian
Slave Trade and its Effects in Early America In 1619, slavery contributed much to the growth of colonies in America. It continued until 1863. Moreover, the trade was widespread amongst the Americans, hence, became one of the largest industry during that particular century. Slaves were kidnapped from their residence in Africa, shipped to America under extremely unbearable conditions, and then auctioned off.
However, over the next several decades, the African population had increased greatly and by 1750 slaves constituted over 40 percent of the population (Takaki, 1993, p. 61). The demand for the enslavement of Africans began to increase rapidly during the latter half of the 1700s due to the fact the Industrial Revolution was arising, resulting in a critical need for labor. To satisfy the demand for labor, slave ships began to evolve to accommodate multitudes of African slave laborers. These slave ships were essentially seagoing prisons and the prisoners were treated as cargo (Rediker, 2007, p. 43-45). Subjected to overcrowding and sullied conditions, many of the slaves didn’t survive the voyage to America.
In the mid-eighteenth century, many European powers wanted to expand their influence to other parts of Europe and to the rest of the world and also to gain new territories. To accomplish this, they had to overcome many issues. They had to make alliances with the natives of the new land, cooperate in trade with other powers, overcome diplomatic negotiation, and lastly make peace agreements. The natives of the new land would play a key role in establishing European powers.
European nations had a negative impact on China. European nations colonized parts of China. Rebellions were started in order to fight against European imperialism. Many nations gathered or came to China in order to gain or acquire something.
Africa is known as the origin of the human race. Since that is the case, Africa has had the most opportunities to impress the modern world. Africa has done just that. Africa had three major kingdoms, each of which were major successes. Throughout history, Africa’s kingdoms have utilized their natural resources to become some of the most prosperous kingdoms the world has ever seen.
The African Kingdoms had many achievements before the Europeans arrived around 1500. The three major kingdoms were Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. These kingdoms focused mainly on trading with surrounding kingdoms, and because of this they were considered very successful. Many therefore call the consider the achievements of the African Trading Kingdoms to be a major success. Some major achievements of these kingdoms are forming a trading web, creating an advanced economical and social structure, and forming a way of communication with other groups that speak other languages.