Their human rights were destroyed from the first step of Atlantic Slave trade. According to “Thoughts ad Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery add Commerce of the Human Species,” written by Ottobah, A native of Africa, mentions “I was first kidnapped and betrayed by some of my own complexion” which shows African slaves were not going for their own will and destroyed human rights. Later in 16th century, most of African countries that were enforced to export slaves and kingdoms established special law in order to export more slaves. Law states that if one can’t sell slave, that guy is sold as slaves. Therefore, African people betrayed others, which led huge chaos and huge amount of African were (change to being) sold as slaves, which lead to complete chaos (and that resulted in complete chaos).
Witchcraft is often seen as a consuming force that eats life power of the victim (Steward 2004: 1). The definitions are however not dependable because people have their own of fitting ideas and practices together which means that a person might see something as sorcery that is witchcraft to another (Steward 2004:1). The Zande people who were studied by Evans-Pritchard use ideas of witchcraft to explain misfortune that is difficult to explain in other ways. For example, a man who wanted to find out whether or not his ill wife would die and who was responsible for her sickness consulted the oracle Benge and a ritual is done where a question is asked and a sort of poison is fed to a chick and depending on whether or not it dies, it will answer the posed question. When a person has been identified as a witch the accuser asks them to cool their witchcraft by blowing on a chicken’s wing (Steward 2004: 2).
Colonization made people to suffer from many things in their lives. According to a newspaper “liberation” written by R.Ruiz (2014) said that colonization made many African countries to get exposed to a disease such as Ebola. People nowadays see Africa as a poor and weak continent that lacks education. Africa in the past is considered to be one of the developers of mathematics and science and has mineral wealth. So, how would they let this treasure that they have be taken away so easily.
During the Haitian Revolution through August 21, 1791, to January 1, 1804, slaves were imported from Africa and oppressed by the white, French population. The slaves were outraged at the mistreatment and decided to revolt against their masters. There were many causes that started the revolution, such as social, economic, and political inequality between the white French and everyone else. The revolution itself also had an important legacy that inspired hope for the future of those oppressed as well as more negatively, death and tragedy. The Haitian Revolution was caused by oppressive slavery and discrimination against all but the French elite and led to the death of French and Haitians alike, the French’s expulsion from the island, and the spread of hope and freedom to other oppressed people all over the world.
An effect of imperialism, which was negative for the Africans, was that they lost many freedoms. Africans were stripped of many rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to live a full life. Also, Africans lost the right to work for themselves and were forced by the Europeans to labor in mines or collect rubber and other plants from the jungle. If the Africans were unable to fulfill the demands of the European soldiers, they were punished severely; many had their hands or ears cut off and some were killed. Another negative effect was that many Africans were brought to the Americas to work as slaves.
These pieces of information may be used to inflict harm to the individual. • Kala jadu specialist astrologer may use spirits to mentally torture and physically harm people. Some people pay black magicians to inflict harm to their relatives, friends and colleagues out of enviousness, anger and hate. • Black magic specialists are employed by people like lawyers to win cases. Politicians and businessmen have at times hired black magicians to defeat their competitors.
Proctor explains how these girls are frauds and have caused this whole mess and how now his wife, of the best people in Salem, is now being accused of witchcraft from a puppet (poppet) placed in their home by one of the girls. He allows us to infer from his rhetorical inquiry that the people judging are of those who should really be judged and mistrusted. This will further John’s
Slavery existed in Western Europe and in Africa, however, it was fundamentally different from the Americas, as it was not centered around the color of one’s skin and how one looked. The colonization of the New World was built upon the principles of European financial and cultural hegemony over the rest of the world; African enslavement was a necessity that would allow this grand plan to reach fruition. While the act of slavery itself is inhumane, racial slavery is truly wretched and devalued human life to such an extent that millions needlessly died in the European pursuit of wealth and power. Europeans simply categorized everyone in West Africa as the same, to justify slave trade, ignoring culture, customs, and differences between tribes. Even though, Africa was already developed, Europeans lied about them as savage backwards people when such a reality did not exist, “In complexity and prosperity, many African societies compared with those of Europe and Central America” (Clark, pg.
Symptoms such as “tingling hands/fingers, vertigo, hallucinations, vomiting, muscle contractions, mania, psychosis, delirium, and melancholia” appear in sufferers from the rye infesting fungus and correlate with those allegedly under the influence of “the devil or witchcraft” in 1692 (Chevers 5). Tituba, one of the many women accused, reported to her interrogator she saw creatures that possessed “wings and two legs and a head like a woman” which appears justifiable by supernatural forces, unless the witness suffered from ergot poisoning, in which case this account may be attributed to the hallucinations sustained by the disease (Chevers 4). Catherine Branch establishes another case supporting the mirroring symptoms of those enduring ergotism and those enduring bewitchment when she underwent “pinching and pricking sensations, hallucinations, and spells of laughing and crying” while claiming to be cursed before ultimately dying. Despite that some suggest the accused people of Salem invented their symptoms, but this does not offer an explanation for the animals’ behavior in the area; exemplified by a dog whose actions corresponded with the symptoms of bread poisoning after he ate “Tituba’s witch cake” (Mixon 181). The immense correlation between the disease and the accused continues throughout multiple cases of both people
One great negative effects were the lack of humans rights Africans had due to imperialist rule. In document 3, which right way lists the rights that were denied to the Africans such as the right of religion, free speech, and etc. These rights are the basic fundamental rights of all humans. However, due to imperialism natives of Africa were denied to it. Going off that, imperialist killed and raped people during their reign.