It is suggested that he believes the interconnection of the justifiable acts of Christianity with the wellbeing of his state is critical in keeping the Kongo Kingdom name alive. However, there is a strong implication that Afonso views slave trade as situational, because he regards the Portuguese officials caught with free men with no punishment but rather states that he does not want them offended. The second letter focuses on the trade’s expansion into kidnapping more and more “noblemen and sons of noblemen”. His stance against the trade has noticeably intensified and shows greater frustration as he results to harsher descriptions of the merchants as beasts, who seized free men in order to “satisfy their voracious appetite…” and ironed and branded these captives. This is most likely due to the fact that the lines of men entering slavery were being blurred.
On the other hand, the purpose of Interesting Narrative is to let the readers know that he was one of the many Africans who were sold by slave traders to English slavers bound for North America. The world “Llama” simply means sheep. Once upon a time there was a sheep lived in Peru. After Columbus’ arrival in Americas, the sheep used them for transportations, food, and clothing. These sheep were cheap because they ate anything
For example, Leopold establishing three colonies for children for education and military purposes. Most of conquerors would not think twice about the kids enough and the value of education. Their idea was to keep them ignorant enough, therefore the slaves were easy to manipulate. For Africa, their main goal was to raise soldiers and “gather the most male children possible”. In conclusion, the Congo was an Empire of ivory, built on exploitation.
Modern Day Slavery The human history confirms the foundation of many societies on the exploitation of the inferior through slave trade. Slave trade formed the very basis of trafficking in modern day. The Roman law codified by the Emperor Justinian provide clear evidence of the use of slave trade during the Fifth and the Sixth Centuries A.D. Under the Roman law, slaves were treated as private property and often used as maids, guards, cooks, partner in sex of prostitutes, etc. Towards the end of the Sixth Century slaveholders started emancipating their slaves and the slave trade declined.
The need for a larger work force peaked as the Europeans expansion lacked a sufficient amount of laborers as a vital resource. Europeans viewed Africans as exceptional workers due to their experience with agriculture and farming. Africans were also experienced in working in warm climates that often meant they were more resistant to diseases. The most common explanation during the existence of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade for why Africans were best suited and chosen as early slaves is that they were reputed as being great workers in
The population decreased drastically due to the working conditions and hard quotas of the missionaries, due to these hard conditions their consequences were extremely brutal. For example found in document 8 it states “it is blood curdling to see them returning with the hands of the slain, and to find the hands of the young children amongst the bigger ones evidence their bravery.” ( Document 8) This evidence contributes to the decrease in population amongst the African tribes in Congo. The African tribes hard work, was what they would consider lazy, and in return for that they would get limbs cut off, and severely, death could occur. The limbs weren’t only the workers, but the wives and children of the workers, to make them work harder. King Leopold should be punished for the actions and hardship that he made the people of Congo go through, and how many lives were innocent lives were lost.
When Leopold II rose to the Belgian throne in 1865, he did so with the goal of building and ruling his own colony and financially profiting off it. Leopold’s acquisition and eventual conquest of the Congo was very meticulous and orchestrated and revealed his greed and willingness to exploit people and territory in order to acquire wealth. He created a guise by proclaiming his motivations toward colonization as being philanthropic and humanitarian. He did this by setting up the sham International African Association and by using pawns explorer Henry Morton Stanley and American ambassador to Belgium, Henry Sanford. In 1876 King Leopold II formed the International African Association as a front organization to portray that he was a humanitarian by promoting his efforts to civilize and educate the indigenous peoples of the Congo.
Namely, the theory behind bribing the plebs was to gain the support of wealthy patrons, and not to buy the votes of the poor. In fact, a candidate could not be sure whether the person that he gave money to in exchange for his vote was truly going to vote for him, due to the “secret” vote. Although the act of bribing might sound “scandalous” and illegal, Cicero cites that it was the candidate’s obligations to arrange games and to invite the tribe to banquets, as part of their political campaign. He also maintained that “the efficacy of the games in winning votes for the elections was a well-known feature of Roman politics”. Yakobson is not certain whether patronage dominated the electoral system, but he cites Nicolet and explains that this particular issue should be view form a critical perspective.
This was one of the main reasons why the Creoles began to help lead the fight for independence. Unfortunately, many Creoles were stuck in between staying loyal to Spain or joining the revolution(Doc A). In some cases, like Father Hidalgo’s, only one Creole was needed to start an uproar. Father Hidalgo led six hundred natives, blacks, and slaves in a revolt (Doc E). Father Hidalgo used the injustices towards the lower classes to fuel the rebellion and help him gain power, something many Creoles wanted.
African worldview believes in the proverb that says “ukuzala ukuzelula.” which simply means to give birth is to strengthen your back. What this implies is that having kids helps reduce the amount of work you do alone, in other words people conceive in order to find help from their kids. According to African worldview, purpose of man is to unite in building a community a better and in harmony, it believes in carrying each other’s burdens. For examples, when a couple fails to have children, a couple in the community can either decide to give away one of their children or conceive a baby for that couple with the aim of providing them with “a helper.” I disagree with this because I think it is the main source of child neglect and child labor hence learners fail to concentrate due to extreme chores and causes them to fail at school, I believe children should enjoy their childhood and not be treated as