Rome: “L’Erma” Di Bretschneider, 1993. This book is useful to help make sense of what is truth and simply legend about the history and myths of Alexander the Great. It explores his life and background. Carlsen presents information discussed and examined at an international conference with scholars of ancient history. It analyzes different psychological notions about Alexander’s desires of conquering the world.
The depopulation of cattle had caused famines that killed numerous Africans. Consequently, they were left vulnerable to the colonization of Europeans in Africa. In addition to cattle diseases, the slave trade was also able to significantly decrease the population of Africans. Millions of Africans died during the slave trade, leaving families weak and vulnerable to the colonization by Europeans. In conclusion, indigenous populations throughout the world today are a result of Europeans during historic
The Indian Removal Act had a negative impact on the Native Americans because they were driven away from their ancestral homes, forced to adopt a different lifestyle, and their journey westwards caused the deaths of many Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act forced the Native Americans to move away from their ancestral homes. Gabrielle Tayac, Edwin Schupman, and Genevieve Simermeyer noted, “Native peoples have created thriving societies along the shores of numerous rivers that feed into the beautiful and environmentally rich Chesapeake Bay. They lived in connection to the seasons and the natural resources of the region” (“Chesapeake Natives: Three Major Chiefdoms”). Prior to the arrival of the colonists, the Native Americans built and maintained successful communities in their ancestral homes for generations.
Since the ancient times, Smallpox has devastated the world, killing millions of people. Often referred to as the speckled monster, the smallpox disease originated in the new world when Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors and early english settlers arrived in the americas. Although there had been attempts to cure the disease, including variolation, (that came from asia 2,000 years ago), they all had a high risk of death. It wasn’t until 1796, when Edward Jenner, a english paleontologist came up with a new form of vaccine, it was called inoculation. The disease decimated the local population and was instrumental in the fall of the empires of the Aztecs and the Incas.
However, Columbus and the Europeans committed a lot of genocide when conquering the Native American land. Throughout this chapter, Zinn uses historical causation as he argues about the fact that Columbus mistreated the Indians. Additionally, Zinn discusses the effects of this mistreatment, which was the suffering of Indians and the success of Columbus in the short term; in the long term, it was the extinction of the Indian tribes. Chapter Two- Drawing the Color Line Zinn provides the reader with evidence on how racism prevailed during the revolution and proves that racism was the result of many historical events which had caused brutal slavery. Zinn proved this by declaring that “some historians think those first
Towards the end of 1890 on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota, the US military and Sioux Native Americans got into an altercation. Around 300 men, women, and children died with casualties from both sides. By January 15, 1891 all of the Sioux had surrendered and war was averted. The main reason for the battle was the Sioux Native American’s resistance to the U.S. Army and white expansion which triggered The Ghost Dance movement. One event leading to the Battle of Wounded Knee was the Ghost Dance movement.
In the last stanza of “The Indian Burying Ground” Freneau describes a “painted chief, and a pointed spear” amidst the “shadows and delusions here” (1108) and speaks of the ghosts and spectres that will “linger” (1108) in perpetuity. It is important to note that when Freneau speaks of ghosts, he is looking to a time when the Indians have vanished and gone but it is not so in the present-day. His poem foreshadows the ghostly and spectral Native American’s plaguing of the “Enlightened” American future. Although there seems to be an indication of a certain kind of Native American presence in the “American imagination” and narrative, it is critical to note that this presence is of a supernatural and abstract nature. Bergland’s use of the word “haunts” (5), when describing the bearing of the Native American ghost on the “American imagination” (5), is indicative of the nature of their influence –that it would be horrifying and mostly uninvited by the American narrative.
The infected where placed in quarantines and isolated from the rest of the population. While the contagion theory, blamed the poor for the outbreak, justifying government officials to execute them. Clothing and “other personal items belonging to the victim were burned,” in order to kill the plague (217). Children where forced to leave their parents, who were victims of the plague, behind in order to survive. Many cities filled with the decaying corpses of the Black Death where locked away, and abandoned.
The definition of suicide by Oxford dictionary is "The Act of Killing and or harming oneself intentionally." What other words we use to describe what we 're doing to our planet, we have been killing ourselves the whole time. Our world is dying because of us. We are the problem. The eradication of forests and ecosystems, the pollution we cause, and the glaciers melting at an alarming rate are all big factors of the main issue.