Essay on Atlantic Slave Trade

La Amistad

La Amistad Decades of Hollywood’s interpretation of our nation’s past struggles and triumphs have both aided the American people in empathizing and understanding our predecessors, as well as helping to skew our views of the reality of the past. Often times in Hollywood’s retelling of historical events, truth is manipulated by filmmakers to accommodate necessities […]

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The middle passage

This was without a doubt the most horrific experience of my life. We were taken from the shed with chains around our wrists and ankles they had already started to rub. Then we started to walk everyone was walking, the whitemen were shouting, shouting words none of us understood. There were cries coming from the […]

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Olaudah Equianoexample

“Olaudah Equiano, the African “Gentleman” Olaudah Equiano was a slave in the middle to late 18th Century, albeit an educated one. His claim to fame was the biography he himself wrote entitled “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” and published by subscription in the year 1789 just eight years before his death. […]

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What is Slavery?

Slavery, simply defined means ‘the state of a person who is a chattel of another’. But slavery is much more than this. It is the basic denial of human rights, the oppression of one person due to another, an ‘inhumane form of legalised inequality’. In America, Africans had suffered this inhumanity for centuries, under the […]

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To What Extent Were The Trading Companies Responsible

From the 1680s through to the 1740s, the Empire expanded in a remarkable way due to the growth in trading to and from colonies or settlements and the increase of jobs from this; the profits and territorial gains from war and government policies and interventions within the UK or placed on trade. The question of […]

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Alvin Ailey Cry

Question 1: Give an account of the socio-historic context of the work Cry In the early 17th Century, European settlers in North America turned to African slaves as a cheaper, more plentiful labour source than indentured servants. After 1619, when a Dutch ship brought 20 African ashore at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, slavery […]

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Trans Atlantic slave trade and the middle passage

The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade stated in the 16th century, went up to the 19th century; was carried out across the Atlantic Ocean transporting slaves from Africa to America (North and South) and some of them were taken to some European countries like Portugal, France and others so as to complete the triangular trade. The […]

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Cry – Alvin Ailey

‘Cry’ is a dance choreographed by a very talented and well-recognised choreographer named Alvin Ailey. This was created in 1971. Ailey has created many incredible works but I must say that ‘Cry’ was one of his most outstanding works of art. The dance’s intent is to portray the struggle & strength of the African American […]

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The Atlantic world

The Atlantic world, including America, Europe and Africa went through some changes and some continuities when they came in contact with among Europe from 1492-1750. Spanish and Portugal explorers brought new diseases the natives were not immune to when they arrived in the Americas resulting in serious population loss. The use of slaves was also […]

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Crispus Attucks

The Boston Massacre remains one of the ugliest incidents that occurred during the early days of the American colonies. What the Boston Massacre entailed was several British soldiers, responding to taunts by American citizens, opened fire on the unarmed crowd killing five people, one of whom was Crispus Attucks, a freed slave who had been […]

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