The battle of three and half hours long between ships with guns firing back and forth, Jones finally defeated the 50 gun British frigate ‘HMS Serapi’s’ and the 22 gun hired ship ‘Countess of Scarborough’ after tying the ships together where the guns were fired into each other. The Captain of the ‘Serapi’s’ asked Jones to surrender; Jones yelled “I have not even begun to fight!’ With Jones’ ship badly damaged, he boarded the ‘Serapi’s’ and sailed to Holland with the ‘Countess of Scarborough’ as a
Funded by King Charles V, the journey, meant to colonize Florida, included 600 men in five ships. On June 17, 1527, the expedition set sail for Mexico and the province of Pánuco, with Cabeza de Vaca as the treasurer and chief constable, in charge of overseeing expenses. Arriving in Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola, the group stayed for 45 days, restocking supplies before sailing on again. Unfortunately, a hurricane destroyed two boats near Cuba, killing most of Cabeza de Vaca’s men. By February 1528, Narváez and the other explorers were ready to sail again, and soon they reached modern-day Tampa Bay.
The expedition reached its furthest point on twelfth March 1488. Bartolomeu Dias wanted to continue sailing towards India but he was forced to turn back because his crew refused to sail any further. It was then on the returning voyage he discovered The Cape of Good Hope on May, 1488. He returned to Lisbon in the month of December later on that year after an absence of over sixteen months. The discovery of this passage was very important to the Europeans, because they realized that they could trade directly with India and some parts of Asia bypassing the land route through the Middle East.
Goodbye Columbus: The Real Meaning Behind The Holiday Some see Christopher Columbus as an iconic explorer, who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to prove a simple point of a round Earth. Even more people see Columbus as the heartfelt founder of the New World. However, there are few that see Columbus as an invader, liar and murderer. This large genocide that took place, should not be celebrated as a prideful holiday, but more a mourning for the lives lost. Over 2,000 year ago, Eratosthenes, an Ancient Greek mathematician, calculated the circumference of the Earth.
Moreover, in 1537, another Spanish explorer known as Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, wrote a book titled La Relación, where he explained the obstacles him and his crew had to face during the Narvaez expedition in 1527 to the Spanish King, Charles I. In connection to all the men who sailed “from Cuba to Tampa Bay in present-day Florida” only “Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and three other men survived the expedition, but only after enduring a nine-year, six-hundred-mile trek across Texas and Mexico and enslavement by Indians…….” In my opinion, this letter gives the reader a much clearer understanding of the things that Cabeza de Vaca saw during his journey because he writes his letters using words like “my”, “I”, and “me” which makes it clear to us
Most of Memphis thought the boys were guilty and did nt want to hear anything else. Damien actually did have a son at the end of this trial. Damien’s girlfriend was interviewed and she was worried that Damien would never get to see his son. The day of the verdict finally came to Damien and Jason’s trial. The jury found Jason guilty and gave him a life sentence with 10 years for two of the boys.
The torture continued even after they were condemned. The victims hands were commonly cut off as they were led to the stake. Anyone who questioned what was happening in the trials was also arrested. Dr. Hann, the bishop’s chancellor, was burnt for showing leniency. Emperor Ferdinand was forced to issue mandates to stop the trials in 1630 and 1631, after several complaints by influential people.
Christopher Columbus was a disastrous leader who was motivated by his own personal greed of finding a westward passage into China and India. Throughout Christopher Columbus’s explorations; he ended up getting many Spaniards killed in an attempt to please his own motives. During Columbus’s first voyage, he ended up getting 39 of his sailors killed by his naïve thinking and lack of defensive planning amongst a foreign land and population. After his shocking discovery of his crew being killed on his newly established colony, Hispaniola, Christopher Columbus moved his people east in a more inhabitable part of the Caribbean. Again, this poor decision caused the lives of more Spaniards who were now dying of tropical disease such as malaria.
In a very recent case, college student Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual abuse. He could have received a maximum sentence of fourteen years but was given six months. Turner only served three of those six months. Brock Turner’s sentencing was an injustice to the victim. The case should have been reevaluated because he was given such an irrational sentencing due to the judge’s bias in favor of Turner’s social status and race.
Many slaves being shipped to America had been betrayed by their own race, kidnapped and sold into slavery. The conditions on the ship were horrendous and each man was chained to an area and given about six feet long by fifteen inches wide. The boats were extremely packed with close corners and no bathroom, and women or children got even less space than the men. Many a times, the crew tried to justify the chaining by stating the it was a form of protection to avoid an uprising. In one of the examples Rediker gave, the slave ship, with Captain Tomba, who was known for brutal beatings including whipping, handing out cruel punishments to scare the other slaves into not acting out.