Katso Sebina 1623703 Tutor: M Suriano Tutorial group: H The effect of the African Diaspora on cultural continuity in the Americas The African diaspora in the Atlantic world, specifically in the Americas, brought about the alteration, preservation and transmission of African culture to new environments through the transatlantic slave trade. Among the settlements of the Americas, the influence of African culture can be vividly seen in various aspects of cultural forms. These cultural forms include languages, music, spiritual beliefs, martial arts and many other cultural aspects such as food. The influence of African culture and customs will further be discussed in order to depict their presence in the Americas. The advancement of localised regions
The European colonies have played an important role in moulding the African social, economic and cultural existence. Imperialism is considered as the source of colonization and post colonialism in the history of the African nations. Imperialism emerges out as a strong hold in most the colonized nations before Europeans has come to the colonized countries. Imperialism, Colonialism and Post colonialism are the most frequently used terminology of the last centuries. The task of the writers is to present the realistic approach of the ruler and exploitation of the native black African
Why did the Atlantic Slave Trade develop as it did? What was the role of the Trans-Saharan trade on the development of the Atlantic Slave Trade? If some of the African kingdoms were better organized than the European, why did they not halt the trade? Finally, was the impact of the slave trade tied to the failure of Africa to develop economically or was that an internal factor? The African Slave Trade was a major deal in time.
“Slavery In The Dominican Republic and How It Affected the Natives Racial Identity” By definition the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Hispaniola Island that is shared with Haiti to the West. The Dominican Republic today is a major tourist destination and has become a major source of sugar, coffee, and other exports. But the Dominican Republic had to suffer a lot in order to prevail the way they did, undergoing being enslaved by the Spaniards while on the other side of the island the Haitians were enslaved by the french hence the obvious difference in languages and cultures. The main difference is that the Dominican Republic lost their racial identity and until the present day are unaware of their true racial identity. Slavery affects every country and person differently but in the Dominican Republic, slavery took away the nation’s identity.
1. Freedom was part of the colonial project and one of the most important justifications for the imperial occupation of Africa. The African continent was seen as an space of cruel slave domination. The slavery was understood as savagery, and the freedom as the main characteristic of the civilized world. Despite those interpretation, the relationship between freedom and slavery was less clear on the East African coast: ties originated from kinship and serfdom had a different meaning in this space.
Knowing the history of the Caribbean is the first major step understanding its people. Caribbean culture is the primary source of influence on the Caribbean identity. Caribbean history illustrates the significant role the region played in the colonial struggles of the European powers and the oppressions that was felt as a result of European rule. From the start of European expansion into, and eventual conquest of, “The New World”, all of the European powers fought for territory in the Caribbean and many islands became part of the these empires. The impact of colonialism and slavery can still be seen in many of the island cultures today.
Why did British settlers in North America and the West Indies increasingly need to use slave labour between c. 1660 and 1807? Slavery is one of the most emotive issues in human history. Western slavery represented an aspect of the commodification of human beings for reasons of labor that is central to economic activity. From the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries European slavery was focused on the Atlantic world. There, labour was needed and labour was available but in different places.
Before the European settlers arrived in America even the Native Americans had their own slaves. Slavery was a very argumentative issue in America and, in fact, was the root cause of both the Haitian revolution and the American Civil War. The importation of slaves to Europe began when the Portuguese Crown gave up its monopoly of the slave trade in Europe leading to private ownership of slaves. This caused the European settlers, especially the Portuguese, to bring more slaves to the Americas directly from Africa. The Spanish were the first to use African slaves in the New World on islands such as Cuba and Hispaniola with the first African slaves arriving in Hispaniola in 1501.
Unfortunately for many blacks who became slaves, they were traded as merchandise for goods. Even though Chattel Slavery was a system that was first initiated in Europe, it later did become legal in the United States. The legalization of Chattel slavery in the United States happened due to the fact that a trader who brought slaves into America. He kept bringing slaves into America as servants to him and other, this marking the beginning of legal Chattel slavery in the United States. It came to the point that black slaves were part of the Civil War.