November 16, 2011 AFAM 2A Dr. Milner & Dr. Wilson Hebu Sikukuu (Let Us Feast) Outline Introduction Many of the meals we eat today originated in parts of Africa as well as on slave plantations in the South. These meals have been passed down from generation to generation each having a symbolic meaning to the African American culture. During the days of slavery, slaves did not have a stable nor sufficient diet. They were fed scraps, mush and other discarded parts of their master’s meal, or sometimes created an entirely new meal out of their given portions. From crafting a baby broth to innovative cooking techniques; hoecakes, chitterlings (chittlins) and pot likker all had an influence on how we African Americans eat and prepare our food today.
Life as a convict was hard. Male convicts were given a ration of 3kg beef, 3kg flour, and 0.9kg sugar every week(women were given less), since the crops did not grow and they had to rely on supplies from England. For the first few years, convicts often lived wearing their own clothes that they bought, although they received 2 jackets, a waistcoat, a pair of breeches, 2 shirts, a woollen cap, a hat and 2 pairs of shoes and stockings. Convicts would be punished at a moments notice, for minor things like swearing, having a poor attitude, being drunk, stealing things and not doing work. They would be punished by the cat-o'-nine tails (flogging) which were nine
These small huts were no protection against the cold winter winds. Slaves slept on rough blankets inside the hut. On Saturday nights, slaves from different plantations usually came together to have a meeting. After a day on a cotton plantation the slaves got in a line to have their cotton weighed and receive their daily food. The minimum amount of cotton to be picked in one day was 200 pounds.
Materialism is always the cause of unhappiness (the more we have, the more we want), there is always something missing and we are never content with what we have. All these comforts are holding us back, we can’t move forward without them. As noted, Thoreau had possessions that went beyond the bare necessaries in life, though a materially simple life he certainly lived. We know he built himself a small cabin with but one room, and ate a lot of beans. He tells us that his furniture, part of which he made himself, consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a kettle, a skillet, a frying pan, and so on.
Most wealthy southerners were unwilling to do this. They believed that an economy based on cotton and slavery would continue to prosper". This shows that Slaves and cotton were very important to the Southerners. In conclusion, slaves in the south were important people because they managed to do so much stuff with the least number of things. For example, they had their own cultures and they kept that religion going on even through the roughest times in their lives like being separated from their family, or even getting a whipping for no reason.
Food Availability and Food Selection Assessment Task When the early Settlers arrived in Australia in 1788 they brought food with them such as flour, potato, mutton, goat and rice. As you can see in the image above it took a lot of time for the settlers to adapt to the environment, climate and the new food. BY NAWAL SALEH Food Availability and Selection Influences on Food Selection in the Past and Present Part 1 For most of us, food availability is fairly simple; you just go to a shop and buy it. However, it is not always that simple, in this assessment task I will discuss and look at the social, economic and political influences on food availability and advances in technology that make many foods available. I will also look back to a time when food wasn’t always readily available.
They had been getting free labor for their whole life. Now they had to give the slaves money, this was unheard of back in the 1800s. The opposite side to that was the slaves did not know what to do with themselves so most of them went back to working in the fields but with a little bit of pay. Most of the constitution is irrelevant. There are a few places where the constitution is perfect.
Douglass also draws attention to the false system of values created by slavery, in which allegiance to the slave master is far stronger than an allegiance to other slaves. When he is seven or eight years old, Douglass is sent to Baltimore to live with the Auld family and care for their son, Thomas. Mrs. Auld gives Douglass reading lessons until her husband intervene; Douglass continues his lessons by trading bread for lessons with poor neighborhood white boys and by using Thomas' books. Soon, Douglass discovers abolitionist movements in the North, including those by Irish Catholics. Several years later, as a result of his original owner's death, Douglass finds himself being lent to a poor farmer with a reputation for "breaking" slaves.
The village that they were living in housed approximately 200 people of which minimal had work or any form of income. This made the living conditions very poor. In later years Jacky explained that she can still remember the poverty that she experienced. She and her 3 siblings had to share a mattress in a shack. She can remember the smell of the smouldering wood in the early morning as the majority of the people cooked “pap” to the feed their families.
The first effect of poverty is on livelihood. Poor people have no money to buy a house. They can only live in an apartment or a room of an apartment. The place they live is cheap, but it is small for a family with more than three or four people. And people who live in a room will be inconvenient because they need to share the bathroom and other things in the apartment.