Themes of Incidents in The Life of a Slave Girl and The Souls of Black Folk

The Life of a Slave Girl is the story about the process of discovery, growing up, survival and mentorship. The author portrays mentor figures, scenes of violence and frightening depiction of slavery. Jacobs presents family as an unattainable dream. It can be achieved if only the main heroine escaped from slavery. The author also raises […]

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The African Slave Trade

The African Slave Trade is a history book written by Basil Davidson talking about pre-colonial slave trade in Africa. In this book, Basil addresses the way Africans were sold to Europeans by the African chiefs to be taken to the New World. This trade was common in the West and Central parts of Africa. Europeans […]

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

The book “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave” is an autobiography that talks about human civil rights. The narrative is a real life story of the writer, and it was published in 1845 after the writer had managed to escape from slavery. Frederick Douglass was born in Maryland, where the story […]

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl talks about the tribulations of a slave girl under the rule of heartless slave masters. In the book, Harriet Jacobs highlights her experiences as a slave girl using the pen name Linda Brent. The slave narrative highlights the key decisions that Linda had to make […]

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The Impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Africa experienced four slave trades: the trans-Saharan, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and lastly the largest and most famous of them all the Trans – Atlantic slave trade whose impact is still felt to this very day. Demographic impact Millions of able-bodied Strong, young people were ferried from West Africa, Central Africa, and Eastern Africa to […]

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The Atlantic Slave Trade and Colonization

In the 1950’s Liverpool was the primary slave trade center in England. Several prominent people had involved themselves in this trade. These were among others, councilors and mayors. The names of the streets in the city are one of the greatest landmarks of the slave trade in Liverpool. This are names such as Maryland, Jamaica […]

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African Slave Trade

Africans, mostly women, were being treated as one of the basic commodities during the 18th and early 19th century. With the rise of commercialization on Central Africa, different individuals sought slave trading as one of the profitable business to handle on the African market. With lax government policies and regulation coming from France, the colonizer […]

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