Atlantic slave trade

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Sep 3rd, 2012
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Thomas Sowell After reading Barack Obama’s book “Dreams from My Father,” it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the truth — and now it was just a question of filling in the details and deciding how to [&he...
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Jun 29th, 2012
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Beverly Bell INTRODUCTION Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin Ame...
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Apr 2nd, 2012
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The United Nations Information Centre in South Africa is partnering with the District Six Museum in Cape Town to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The event will take place at the District Six Museum on 3 April 2012 at 18h00....
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Jan 17th, 2012
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From the International Slave Trade to the International Maid Trade By Alemayehu G. Mariam In the days of the Atlantic slave trade, the Middle Passage was the journey of slave trading ships from the west coast of Africa to the New World. Portuguese, British, French, Spanish, Dutch and other slave trad...
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Dec 9th, 2011
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SUSAN MAJEKODUNMI: What are the links between globalisation, capitalism and access to free labour? ROSETTA CODLING: Prior to the intrusion of the Iberians in the 1400s, Africa was sought by Europe for intellectualism, minerals and human labour. The Greek civilization, the catalysis for Western though...
By benim
In African History
Jan 21st, 2011
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Nigeria was a creation of the British colonial adventurer and empire builder. The March for markets, raw materials and the need to exert political influence overseas led Britain to journey to places as distant as Wikki in present day Borno State.To the Northwest, Sokoto came under her influence too. ...
By benim
In African History
Jan 7th, 2011
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Information on how many slaves were shipped from Africa across the Atlantic to the Americas during the sixteenth century can only be estimated as very few records exist for this period. But from the seventeenth century onwards, increasingly accurate records, such as ship manifests, are available. Whe...
By benim
In African History
Jan 7th, 2011
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Whether slavery existed within sub-Saharan African societies before the arrival of Europeans is a hotly contested point between Afrocentric and Eurocentric academics. What is certain is that Africans were subjected to several forms of slavery over the centuries, including chattel slavery under both t...
By benim
In African Safaris
Nov 15th, 2010
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Senegal — On a Sunday morning in the 1700s, one would not have dared venture the three-mile swim between what was then the slave trading outpost of Goree Island and the jagged mainland cliffs that today hoist Senegal’s capital city skyline above the waves. Sharks swarmed these straits for centuries, ...