In addition, “Hoodoo which refers to an African traditional folk magic and Obeah derived from Central and West African origins,”(Tucker). Voodoo is a mix between African beliefs along with Roman Catholic rituals/practices. In the 1600s Europeans came to Africa to look for slaves to work in the New World. Voodoo rituals are very intricate as people
First, the slaves in Louisiana came from French and Spanish colonies in Africa rather than British colonies. Once these slaves were in North America, the Code Noir and the Spanish Codigo Negro, which gave them many more rights than the slaves in America were afforded, governed the slaves. Additionally, these rights led to the creation of a significant population of free people of color, which was rarely seen in other parts of the United States. When control of Louisiana shifted from Spanish to United States control, the Americanization of the state resulted in both slaves and free people of color being lumped into the same group and stripped of any previous rights they once
This impacted the slave communities culture by changing their cultural constructs. "Africans and Indians fought with each other, claimed to be each other, and allied together for common goals" (Document 9) This document proves that trans-Atlantic slave trade inflicted a new culture upon African slaves, also know as the maroon community. The maroon community was made up of ex-slaves or runaways. By being apart of this community, it gave them a new outlook on them being away from their previous home. Although it was not an ideal situation to be in, it was much better than being a plantation slave.
In New France, large percentage of enslaved people consisted of Indians (Panis) who were captured by Indigenous allies and sold to the English. It also consisted of Negros, who were bought and traded through private sales. In New France, Africans could also be enslaved, which was legalized before the ordinance in 1689 by Louis XIV. This ordinance undoubtedly created distinctions and categories between black and white and colored individuals became viewed as inferior due to biological limitations. Panis and Negro slaves performed most of the surplus domestic labor and were used by inhabitants for agriculture and other enterprises.
Europeans took Africans at will, taking people who would be leading societies in Africa, removing the best of individuals from societies that needed them for their functioning. By doing so, indirectly Europeans hindered the development of African societies and caused them to stagnate. Routes like the Triangular Trade were established, which shipped goods to Africa in exchange for slaves, and shipped those slaves to the New World for production of even more goods. When the Europeans had showed up to Africa, major trade hubs that spanned the Sahara to Egypt, existed, trading spices, salt, and other luxuries (Lect. 2, 1/22).
In the New World, rising prices made the slave trade increasingly profitable. The African slaves knew some skills because their homeland cultures. So went they came to the new land they could use the skills they knew from their homeland. Plus, when they were taken away from Europe, they had already been exposed to diseases, so they had built up immune systems to handle the harsh diseases. They were use to the tropical climate which meant they were resistant to tropical diseases.
If slaves never disobeyed the former laws defending slavery, there would still be slavery in America. As a human being, one disobeys purposely to make an impact on certain issues or events that society disagrees on and that is how progress is made. Disobedience is indeed a valuable trait that promotes social progress. In order to change or make an impact there has to be some form of disobedience. Early America consisted of rebellion when the triangular trade brought thousands of enslaved Africans into the U.S. not thinking of the thousands of lives they were destroying.
With them came smallpox, measles, chicken pox, influenza, and many other diseases. “Before the arrival of Columbus, Native American disease wasn’t dominant in the land. Due to the lack of exposure of disease in their younger years, Native Americans were vulnerable to the European diseases that would come with the Columbian Exchange. The diseases would soon destroy many societies of the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. Through many estimates it is foreseen that alien diseases caused over 50% deaths of the Native American population.
The timing of emancipation combined with the prominent ideological beliefs of that time resulted in negative health outcomes that set the foundation for health inequalities among African Americans that are still prominent today. The emancipation of slaves occurred in the midst of the United States civil war and these newly freed people were not equipped to combat the lack of basic necessities like food, shelter
Some of them moved to the Americas and missed having slaves to do their work for them so, Europe sent merchants to trade the Portuguese manufactured goods for slaves. Then they went to America to trade the slaves for sugar, coffee, and tobacco. This wouldn’t have been a problem if the Native Americans weren’t dying of European diseases. They also thought Africans would be better because they had
America is a diverse country, filled with people of different race, religion, and class. People from all around Europe and Africa were transported to America, whether it be for religious freedom, escaping poverty, or being forced across the Atlantic through the Middle Passage. As time continued different people began to come to America, each group bringing their own unique quality to the ever growing country. These differences among the nation have caused relationships to form between north and south, wealthy and poor, slave and white man and man and woman. From These Beginnings, Black People in a White People’s Country, and The Transformation of European Society have shown the changes of America from the fifteenth century, ultimately holding
The culture and art of Benin disappeared do to the slave trade because the population decreased drastically due to enslavement. Sickness was a great cause of this also. The Native population suffered greatly when the Spanish arrived. Forced hard labor, starvation and sickness caused large numbers of deaths. The Natives were not immune to the many illnesses and diseases
The poor whites were raiding the Indian settlements. The governor at the time, William Berkley, became angry with the poor whites since he wanted to maintain cordial relations with the natives who were selling him deer skins and furs, which he was importing to Europe. In retaliation, the peasant farmers burned Jamestown to the ground. The revolt latter is dissolved, but the rebellion had a lasting impact that led to the hastening of the end of the use of indentured servants in favor of slaves. The Native Americans captured in the frontier wars continued to be enslaved but each act of aggression against them by the European colonialists made future diplomacy with neighboring Indians more difficult as they felt assaulted in their home ground (Chapter2 75).