Comparing the Latin American Wars of Independence and the Haitian Revolution The Haitian Revolution took place in 1791 through 1804. Six years later the Latin American Wars of independence began in the year of 1810. The wars ended in 1825. Both revolutions played an extremely important role in history for the fight for freedom. While the Haitian Revolution and Latin American Wars for Independence were different in the act of slave revolts and leadership of the revolutions, they were similar because both revolutions concluded in the abolition of slavery, and founding of a new state.
*British also got the country of India* -1762: British forces invaded Cuba and took it over. - War's outcome cause much instability within Native American tribes; Pontiac's Rebellion( 1763 ) resulted in a reevaluation of British policies- a Proclamation Line was established. Proclamation Line in this they came up with a new law to restrict western expansion by English settlers. The line was based on where the Appalachian Mountains was. - Acts of intimidation against Native American's in Pennsylvania- the Paxton Boys.
The African Americans, united in their quest for creating ‘a perfect union’ which at its very earliest ended when the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified. Barker (2013), in his book, recollects the autobiographical notes and personal anecdote of various events from the black and white slaves who played an integral part in the American war against slavery. A socio political approach is used by Barker to engage his readers in how the African Americans continued their battle in middle 1800s. There are eight cases of the fleeing bondsmen included in the books who were pursued by their owners and in some cases, by the federal allies who claimed ownership of these slaved under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. In the chapters that follow, along with the well reclaimed fugitive slaves, Barker also introduced their abolitionist allies including Theodore Parker, Lewis Hayden, Frederick Douglas, Wendell Phillips and Samuel Joseph May who are proclaimed as the Revolutionary war heroes.
There, he worked briefly on a plantation before being sold to a British officer and commencing an active naval career during the Seven Years’ War and after. Purchasing his freedom after eleven years of slavery, he continued his maritime career and became a keen proponent of Methodism. A fairly prominent African in English society, he became heavily involved in the campaign to abolish the Atlantic slave trade, and published The Interesting Narrative largely to promote this cause. Although born in Africa, Olaudah Equiano was clearly a product of the European Enlightenment. The Interesting Narrative reveals this influence through the book’s radical arguments in favor of individual equality and its opposition to slavery as a cruel and inhumane practice contrary to enlightened society.
O.e.-was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. He was enslaved as a child, purchased his freedom, and worked as an author, merchant, and explorer in South America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, the American colonies, and the United Kingdom, where he settled by 1792. Mid Pass-The Middle Passage was the stage of the triangular trade in which millions of people from Africa were shipped to the New World, as part of the Atlantic slave trade. Ships departed Europe for African markets with manufactured goods, which were traded for purchased or kidnapped Africans, who were transported across the Atlantic as slaves; the slaves were then sold or traded for raw materials, which would be transported
To Kill a Mockingbird Reflection Questions Chapters 1-17 By Nathan Marineau Mrs. Howe ENG2D 1. Chapter One: 1. Relating the Finch family history to the outset of the novel explains to the readers what the Finch family once was. Harper Lee may also have used it as a foreshadowing technique. For example, they mention that they once were slave drivers, and made a successful business out of slavery.
Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative, published in 1794, is a series of hardships from Equianos’ childhood to adult life that portray the transition from his cultural African traditions to the New World traditions. Some aspects of his stories; such as his suggestion of his Christian and Jewish ancestry may seem irrelevant to the reader but they help further his antislavery movement. They are incorporated to signify his view on African slavery. Throughout the narrative Equiano used the tool of signifying, also known as double taking, to further his antislavery argument throughout this piece of literature. The narrative begins with Equiano’s detailed description of the customs of the Eboe tribe.
The era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a defining period in the demographic, social, political, and economic development of four continents. While Western European states were able to consolidate their domestic identity and power through the exploitation of the global system of trade, the effects on West African and Caribbean societies were far more destructive. In many regions of Africa, especially on the western coast, the political landscape and societal organization were reworked into highly militarized states based on the export of human labourers. In the Caribbean region, caste/class slave societies arose in which the enslavement of the overwhelming majority of the population was enforced by law. In both cases, the slave trade worked to undermine the legitimacy of political institutions and sustain large gulfs between the interests of the ruling classes and those of the common people.
In Michel-Roth Trouillot’s Silencing the Past, he observes that the word history “offers us a semantic ambiguity: an irreducible distinction and yet an equally irreducible overlap between what happened and that which is said to happen.” (Trouillot 3) This “ambiguity” is implicitly shown in the circumstances surrounding the colonization of the Caribbean in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Aime Césaire’s A Tempest. Each playwright painted their own picture of their culture’s views toward the Caribbean in each of their respective times. The playwrights’ opposing views regarding colonization are portrayed in many different ways; through Caliban and Ariel’s actions, attitudes, and emotions, the two characters portrayals reflect very different understandings of the Caribbean and its colonization. To begin, in Shakespeare, Caliban, a slave, is portrayed as a savage, deformed monster while in Césaire, he is just a black slave. He was portrayed this way in Shakespeare because the European’s were unsure how to accept the unfamiliar looks and lifestyles of these newly found people of the New World.
Documentary: Big Sugar 2010 Genre: Socio-political Hosted by: Brian McKenna Published by: CBC in 2005 Summary: Big Sugar explores the dark history and modern power of the world's reigning sugar cartels. Using dramatic re-enactments, it reveals how sugar was at the heart of slavery in the West Indies in the 18th century, while showing how present-day consumers are slaves to a sugar-based diet. A lost chapter of Canadian history is discovered, illustrating how 18th century sugar lobbyists in England used blackmail and bribes to determine the fate of Canada. Social issue: Going undercover, Big Sugar witnesses the appalling working conditions on plantations in the Dominican Republic, where Haitian cane cutters live like slaves. Workers who live on Central Romano, a Fanjul-owned plantation, go hungry while working 12-hour days to earn $2 (US).