Marielle Apronti Prof. Oscar Williams AAFS 311 4 March 2018 The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was the most important factor when considering the early development of European capitalism. The arrival of the Portuguese to the West African Coast and their establishment of trading and slave ports throughout the continent set in stone a trend of exploitation of Africa 's labor and human resources. Europeans greatly benefited from the Trans-Atlantic trade, as it allowed them to aggregate raw materials such as sugar and cotton to manufacture products that funded the Industrial Revolution. In the book “Capitalism and Slavery” by Eric Williams he addresses the origin of “Negro” history, the economic and political impact of slavery in Great Britain, the role of the American Revolution and the decline of slavery in Great Britain. William’s main argument in this book is that the rise of industrial capitalism in Europe would not have been possible without the profits derived from African slave labor.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or as more know him Mahatma Gandhi fought and died for the independance of India, even through all the cruelty people say that the British ruling helped shape modern India, did the British really help shape modern India? While many people would agree that the impact the British had was negative, but Dr.Lavani says otherwise, Lavani says that the British Helped India with their Efficient Government admission of 500 million people(Political)(Doc 6), they also built tons of mines, canals, sewers, and roads(Economic)(Doc 10), they as well protected wildlife and ancient buildings and also built universities and museums(Social)(Doc 11 & 17). Political Dr.Lavani’s side of the Argument is that the british helped build or set in stone the creation of modern India, some positives the British brought Politicly were things like really well trained armies, and great Administration(Doc 13 & 6), but that doesn’t mean the British didn’t do anything wrong, the British had only 60 Indians in Government(Doc 2), and the British used armed forces on
Paul Revere was a Bostonian silversmith, an industrialist and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is a notable example of an ordinary man who became politically involved and risked everything to save his world. Revere contributed the famous depiction of the Boston “Bloody” Massacre, he aided in the Boston Tea Party, and finally led the Midnight Ride to warn the Patriots that the Red Coats were coming. While we’ve learned quite a bit of history pertaining to Mr. Revere, we have also noted that some of his major contributions may have been fabricated a little bit. (NEEDS MORE UMPH) The most famous piece of propaganda from the Boston Massacre was an illustration drawn by Paul Revere.
There is no doubt that the great communication between Benin and Portuguese encouraged the Benin people to develop their brass casting. However, Benin didn't have enough metal for such development although its people were the inventors of the molding of copper and zinc as well as the brass casting. Thus, the Portuguese supplied Benin with brass ingots shaped as bracelets and they were called manillas. These brass manillas were made and used as currency by countries such as modern Holland where they were sent to Benin and melted by the Benin craftsmen. The quantities of brass manillas sent to Benin were huge.
In Egyptian art the kings were portrayed in a splendid way, the sculpture-portraits express the ideal look that belongs to the king. The artists of that time endeavored to produce a solemn impression. The Romans and Greeks used the portrait sculptures, which were to make public monuments and private services, such as the column of Trajan, the Roman willing to show his victories asked the artist who portrayed his wars and victories in Romania. Using art to
Around the year twelve hundred there was many different kingdoms in the area of Mali, they traded with other villages and Arabs but also competed amongst each other over land. Maghan Kon Fatta was king of the city of Nianiba and one day a soothsaying hunter predicts that he would have a son that will be a great ruler but only if he marries an ugly woman that two hunters will bring to him. Later on two hunters bring a hideous woman named Sogolon who the hunters earned by defeating an evil buffalo and proposes the king to take her as his bride. The king remembered the prediction made by the soothsayer and accepts to marry Sogolon. Sundiata was the son of Maghan and Sologon; he was born crippled and as he grew up he was made fun by everyone.
The Nigerian culture, full of richness and charisma around its citizens and leaders. The novel written by Chinua Achebe puts its focus on the rituals and customs of nine Nigerian villages, among them the most important one Umuofia. Umuofia is home to the bravest warrior of all nine villages, Okonkwo a strong leader with few weaknesses, but one that impacts his whole life driving him into physical and mental misery. Life is never perfect, and Okonkwo served as a tragic her. Okonkwo’s traits and qualities make of him a key character with a high status in his own village after a slow and painful childhood.
Artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Albrecht Durer were all sponsored by patrons who developed their skills and talents. Michelangelo created the powerful sculpture of David (1504) in Florence. “Michelangelo’s work represents the epitome of art during the renaissance, a time of cultural rebirth” It symbolises the power of the individual and the power of the state at the time. A powerful patron that was Pope Julius 2nd commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel which conveyed the individuality and talent of this cultural genius. “Painters now faithfully depicted the beauty of mountains, rocks and gardens for their own sakes.” These artists “experimented with perspective, paid greater attention to proportion, shadowing and naturalistic representation and took their subjects from antiquity.” Although many new techniques such as perspective and linear drawings were introduced, they also learnt from both the Greeks and the Romans about soul when they drew a human face.
Apollo is also an oracular god, as he is the prophetic deity in the Oracle of Delphi and the island of Delos. As already mentioned, Apollo is also considered as the god of healing and medicine. At the same time, however, he could bring forth disease and plague with his arrows. According to the myth, Apollo is a handsome, strong and youthful god with impressive golden hair. I wanted to have a research about Apollo because I thought he would give us a lesson.
Also, music in the movie was produced using the local drums and local Igbo songs were sung at important occasions. In The Damsels, the music was played to welcome the prince to the land and to usher the damsels to the palace for the contest. Moreover, the characters wore the Nigerian traditional beads as well as the red caps the elders wore, and the traditional crown the prince wore. Furthermore, the people of Achinike Kingdom believed in their gods and consulted them in matters of importance. Their music, language, dressing and beliefs defined and represented their Nigerian culture hence, showing evidence of Nigerians’ quest to reinforce and celebrate their local culture after colonialization.
Between 300th century and 1400th century, the most powerful African kingdoms had achieved great goals, such as developing a trade system. The empires in Africa had a solid economy which was supported by their trade. Before the Europeans arrived, these empires had hierarchies and roles in society, which helped the trade system flourish. Some achievements Africa accomplished included trade, wealth, and a complex society. One way to recognize a thriving kingdom is to look at its trade and economy.
He eventually became known as Askia the Great. Under the rule of Askia the Great, Timbuktu thrived, drawing other’s to its universities, schools, libraries, and mosques. Much like Sundiata, to maintain order, he removed local leaders and appointed new governors who were loyal to him. In 1591, the Moroccan army set out to take control of Songhai’s salt mines. Sadly, the swords, spears, and bows used by Songhai’s warriors were no match for the Moroccan’s guns and cannons.
Nare was beforehand the king of Mali essentially. Though on one particular day, a hunter strides to meet with King Nare at his court. It is there that the hunter announced that Sundiata was intended to grow to be an impressive king of Mali and also the seventh great conquer of the world. Typical epic stories centralize on perceptions such as trustworthiness and fearlessness, which were significant to those of ancient periods. In addition to several other factors, the epic is an indirect assessment of what behaviors identify Sundiata as a hero, and by means of extension, what attributes are heroic.
Admiral David Farragut has successfully seized New Orleans from the grasp of the Confederacy on April 24th, 1862. Two of the major opponents to the Union’s advancement in the war were Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip, which had been brutally seized from Union troops. Those forts were used to provide a front line of defense from any kind of naval assault on New Orleans. Now, however, securing New Orleans has put a serious dent in the Confederacy’s strength. Farragut accomplished this great feat by organizing an assault on the enemy forts with a daring fleet of 24 gunboats, 19 mortar boats, and nearly 15,000 soldiers on the night of April 24th; it soon forced the forts to surrender.
From how the people act, to the sculptures or the traditions they have. Art was and still is large part of the African culture. The African people used the lost-wax process, this is method of making a bronze sculpture. The process is explained in Document 7, “This account will show how the figures are made. This work is one to cause wonder.