The Europeans first thought that Africans will “always be tending the fire, for it is the one thing you especially looked after”(Doc 7). Africans were seen as workers because before the Europeans reached Africa, Africans were still working hard but to help
The abducted women, however, tried to stop the war and prevent bloodshed. These women were led by Hersilia, the wife of Romulus. This story shows how women link the families of ancient Rome. During this time period, women were given absolutely no political freedom or power. They could not attend, vote, or speak in any political meetings, nor could they hold any sort of office.
It is uncertain that every book of history gives the exact detailed facts and information about a specific subject which is the case for western travel narratives of Morocco. In the late nineteenth century, European empires such as Britain and France were colonizing countries of Asia and North African including Morocco. Moulay El-Hassan was the Sultan in the period between 1873 and 1894; he was intelligent and successful with enough political tactics to pacify the warring Moroccan races and to solve his country’s problems in order to release it from the domination of the French empire. In addition, Morocco knew many major historical events that led it to be an interesting subject to western explorers. Every traveller had a purpose to visit
Although it was not an ideal situation to be in, it was much better than being a plantation slave. This document shows the relationship between the indigenous peoples and the African slave communities that has been established because of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The relationship between these two communities would never have been established if it hadn't been for the slave trade.The two communities "allied together for common
However, European states are largely blamed for the slave trade, because of the large implications it had on Africa. African kingdoms were exploited for slaves in return for weapons, gunpowder and gold, which doesn’t compare to the millions of people that have been forcibly relocated to work as slaves. In the BBC News article by Will Ross, it is stated that “There has also been an impact on African culture”. With the loss of millions of people, African states had slowly lost their ability to gain economic, social and cultural independence, because as soon as slavery was abolished, European states immediately returned to colonise most of the continent. Ghana is a prime example of a country that had to deal with the burden of the slave trade where “the scene in many rural areas appears to have changed little with grass thatched mud-walled huts”, this is inadvertently caused by the transatlantic slave trade.
In early 16th century, an African slave was sold for only £7. Furthermore, in the late 16th century, the price of Africans per person became £17 - £22 and in the 17th century they cost £40 - £50 per person. According to Anup Shah; “The growing demand and production of sugar created the plantation economy in the New World and was largely responsible for the expansion of the Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries” (Allyn, Bacon, 1999, P215). Perhaps the second important reason for dominating Africans is that Europeans thought that they Africans are more suitable to the conditions of the weather than locals. They were taken because they could handle the heat and humidity due to their countries conditions.
Sassouma Berete or otherwise known as the “Queen Mother” is a powerful and influential woman throughout the Epic, but is juxtaposed as an antagonist in the story next to Sogolon. Sassouma was the first wife of King Maghan Kon Fatta and gains much power over the kingdom after the passing of the King. She is the orchestrator of Sundiata’s exile and exerts her authority to make her own son king, despite the prophecy that Sundiata will be the great ruler of an Empire. Sassouma is of royal blood and uses her connections to get what she wants. Although she is eventually unsuccessful in undoing Sundiata’s conquering of the empire she is able to stifle the growth of his power through her own authority.
Several documents were printed to improve the number of casualties during the transportation of the Africans. One of these contributions was James Barbot Jr. who wrote the “General Observations on the Management of Slaves.” Resistant among the captives did occurred aboard ships as Barbot described one of his personal account of the revolt aboard Don Carlos. He argued that mistreatment of the African captives was the main reason they became desperate to escape the imprisonment. Although his suggestions appeared more humane in treating the African captives with proper care and nourishment, it was to keep the number of their prized captives alive during the transportation. In order to monitor and manage the captives aboard ships, they seek to educate slave traders how to treat the Africans to maximize profits.
However they also realised that sugar was an incredibly difficult crop to grow because of the high temperatures, long hours and physical exertion needed which, unsurprisingly, lead to many Europeans not wanting to do the job – they required another solution. They initially enslaved the native population (Native Americans) but it became clear that this was not a permanent solution – the natives did not have the skills to farm and also began to contract diseases that the Europeans had brought with them such as measles and smallpox, so many Native Americans were literally worked to death. The next source of labour came from indentured servants who were men and women working for a specified amount of time, these were often criminals working for their freedom. However this also proved to be only a temporary solution due to the nature of the servants leaving after they had done their time. This left only one option in the minds of the Europeans; African slaves.
This is was an exemplary way to close such arguments of evidence, especially because women have been unrecognized in the past. In this section, Lady Reason mentions three major females who had contributed in that decade; these were Ceres, Isis, and Minerval. According to the text, Ceres brought the barbarians nomads who filled the cities, which live respectful of law. Her specialty was cooking, for this reason she provided them with corn, wheat, and vegetables that make the body beautiful and healthy. Ceres was considered heroine because she saved humanity by opening the highest forms of thought to the barbarians.