I chose this book because during this time slavery was still around but the practice of bringing slaves from Africa to America didn’t exist anymore, so the only way to get slaves was from children of current slaves. Or in this case kidnapping free African Americans. In the book, “12 Years a Slave” takes place in the pre-Civil War United States era in upstate New York, where a man named Solomon Northup was born free and his family resided. The story takes place in the early 1840’s where Northup had a normal life, was married, and worked as both a laborer and a violinist. His love for instruments seemed to land him in slavery, since he was offered work in the circus playing fiddle
Some of the artifacts came from Nigeria, Sengal, Congo, Liberia, and Angolia (On the Water). This suggests that there were likely people from many African countries (Smithsonian). Equiano’s account of the middle passage started when he was kidnapped and enslaved at the age of eleven years old. Equiano survived the ten years of cruel enslavement and bought his freedom with the help of his last master Robert King. He then went on to write his narrative of the
Filmed in 2013, “12 Years a Slave” is an American period drama that is based on the actual event happened back in the 19th century, where Solomon Northup, an African American who were originally a “free man”, being tricked and sold as a slave. The story then progress as Northup’s life continues as a slave, while being sold to another master. Although trying to reach out for help, but fails eventually. In the closing, Northup is able to ask for help from a Canadian worker and gaining his original identity 12 years later, re-joining his family. The movie was released in 2013, directed by Steve McQueen and produced by Brad Pitt and several other producers.
They fought to gain their independence in 1821 but were unfortunately conquered and taken over by Haiti for the following twenty-two years. In 1844 they were finally given their independence, so they thought. In 1861 they returned to the Spanish Empire however two years later a war ensued that ended this reign. Dominicans finally gained their independence from both Haiti and the Spanish Empire in 1865, which is when it became known as the Dominican Republic. Political Structure and Governance The beginning of the Dominican Republic’s political structure was a rough and rocky one.
Even after the abolishment of slavery, we still see the lasting after effects of racism society, as shown in the song and novel. From “None of Us are Free”, “there are voices sill calling across the years . . . and they will until we all come to understand,” (Line 3, 6).
He suffered for being slave for 12 years. Every black people can be taken to be slave, even though they are rich or not. A lot of people played in this movie, some of them are: Lupita Nyong’o as Pasty, Alfree Woodland as mistress show, Michael Fass Bender as Epps, Brad Pitt as bass, Paul Dono as Tibeats, Cameron as Alonzo, Quenvenzhane as Margaret, Uiuan Fleming Mullato (ImDb). This movie is about the slavery in the U.S that is based on a true story. There are problem in the U.S about slavery.
However, the well-documented resistance in Africa was off the African coast on the slaving ships. There were over 500 documented rebellions on slave ships as well as numerous smaller acts of resistance during the transatlantic slave trade period. One, in particular, was led by a member of the Asante, Essjerrie Ettin. He led a revolt of 358 enslaved Africans aboard the Dutch Ship Guinness Vriendschap in 1769 which nearly succeeded. One of the earliest documented is the correspondence of the Kongo ruler Nzinga Mbembe, who wrote to the king of Portugal, João III, in 1526 to demand an end to the illegal depopulation of his kingdom.
The film that I watch is named Amistad, Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the United States, Cinque who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a munity and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find help when they land. Instead, when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves.
12 years a slave is a memoir, in which the author narrates the story of his descent into the cruel world of slavery, and his eventual liberation after 12 long years of suffering. The author, Solomon Northup, begins stating that he was born a freeman, and had been one for more than 30 years, till the year 1853, whence his misery begins. Solomon was fortunate to have an education that far surpassed others of his origin. He worked as a labourer in a farm, and his life was fairly normal and uneventful, until one day he met two gentlemen, who claim to be connected with a circus, and required someone with a proficiency in music to accompany some of their performances before they reached the circus. They offer him a good pay, and so he readily agrees to do so, leaving without informing his family, assuming that he will be returning soon.
According to a census in 2016, the total population is currently 392, 718 (Worldometers, 2016) with most people residing in Nassau, New Providence, Freeport or Grand Bahama. The Lucayan Indians are the first known inhabitants of The Bahamas, migrating to the islands from South America as 600 CE. They continued to live on the islands until the Spanish invasion during the fifteenth century. Hence the name Bahamas, which was derived from the Spanish words baja and mar, meaning “shallow sea’. This conquest destroyed the indigenous population through enslavement and disease.