S: Slavery In Africa
BC: Source Page. http://www.afbis.com/analysis/slave.htm http://www.notable-quotes.com/s/slavery_quotes.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6504141.stm http://autocww.colorado.edu/~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/AfricanHistory/SlaveryInAfrica.html And my own knowledge :)
FC: Slavery Assignment HWC, MWF, 9 am, Ms. Crow Hope Hartanowicz, hh130795
1: SLAVERY IN AFRICA
3: I'd like to start off my mix book, with this picture. | You can look at the picture and make a very literal opinion, a child with Africa painted on its face. | However, this picture is more than this. The facial map shows a love of country. It shows that the child is Africa, raised in Africa and taught to love Africa and be part of it. Now imagine being torn away from that country by being sold into slavery and transported to a new country.
4: The young women, men, and children were torn away from all they love, and handled like animals. These slaves were yelled at and shoved to walk, potato sacked, and crammed into the bottom of rank ship that sickens you.
5: Even through this sorrow, there were still some slaves who refused to be broken | I have often sung to drown my sorrow, but seldom to express my happiness. Crying for joy, and singing for joy, were alike uncommon to me while in the jaws of slavery. The singing of a man cast away upon a desolate island might be as appropriately considered as evidence of contentment and happiness, as the singing of a slave; the songs of the one and of the other are prompted by the same emotion. FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass | A Quote of Undying Spirit from a Slave
6: With all the crying, fighting, and misery, was it all worth it? | Did anybody see the consequences of such tyranny?
7: Slavery not only took a toll on the people of Africa, but also on it's land and economy.
8: The Toll of Slavery When the Europeans arrived, Africans were curious about them. African rulers and leaders encouraged the Europeans to stay longer. The African rulers and leaders gave them some African men in trade for European goods. This led to profitable human trade, which led to a misunderstanding of human value. Africa suffered through a great loss of healthy men and women. Africa needed a healthy population in order to develop its agricultural and its textile industry, which prevented their economy from growing. Poor housing and a low standard of living left the country in a state of despair and underdevelopment.
9: For my conclusion I will leave you with the same question to answer. "Was it all worth it"? Though the slave trade was pure profit and revenue for the European nations and the U.S.A., it was inhumane and in some places gruesome, heart breaking, and barbaric. How would history have changed if the Africans could have been immigrants and worked as paid servants and laborers instead of slaves?