Traditional dishes that are prepared by our family include: collard and turnip greens, ham hocks, chitterlings, macaroni and cheese, fried fish, ribs, neckbones, yams, fatback, cornbread, rice, grits, butter beans, black eyed peas, chicken livers, grits, lima beans, mashed potatoes, and hot sauce for seasonings. These foods are delicious and do a great job in bringing us together as a family. Historically, the origins of this social and culinary movement are rooted in slavery. Individuals were forced to make do with little food, scarce kitchen supplies and no freedom. Therefore, slaves combined familiar crops with salvaged foods and scraps to develop an entirely new cuisine.
Royal African Company - chartered in 1660s to establish a monopoly over the slave trade among British merchants; supplied African slaves to colonies Barbados, Jamaica, and Virginia 4. triangular trade - commerce linking Africa, the new world colonies, and Europe; slaves carried to America for sugar, and tobacco transported to Europe 5. Asante - established in Gold Coast among Akan people settled around Kumasi;
The Middle Passage The middle passage was when African Americans were forced to go from the West Coast of Africa to the Caribbean’s where they were marketed, and sold for profit to the plantations owners. This journey was listed as the “Middle Passage” because it was considered the middle leg of the trading triangles, and this was constructed in the early stages of the colonial period. The Middle Passage started from even before 1619 an it was the arrival of the very first African slaves in British Northern America. However, as it developed it was initially amongst Portuguese and the West African mariners in the latter part of the fifteenth century. The Africans were taken or for better word use they were kidnapped by the Europeans and, by other Africans mostly for trading spoils of
If it’s a bad eating place, why do so many people in poverty eat there? Because the food is unimaginably cheap. The soup kitchen isn’t just a place where people come to get their food. It’s a place where danger lurks around every corner. Brutal fights break out quite often over the constant struggle of hunger.
West Africans looked to the Americas as a source of trade, commerce, a place to settle and a place to build new civilizations. The History of African civilization and Africans in Latin America is an important beginning to African American’s because; in world history these two regions were the first areas of the Americas to be populated by African immigrants and we’re also the first people to become African Americans. Africa has been portrayed in popular culture and academic discourse as a continent without history. Africa has history that was once overlooked but, as historians went back to reanalyze African history, they have represented the fact that Africa has changed over time, and that it has been a place of diverse groups of people throughout a long and rich history. Africa, in all of its regions, has a rich, diverse, and dynamic history.
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
George Crum then decided to make fries that were really thin and would be hard to eat with a fork in a way of irritating the customer. He would also add more salt than usual. However, his plan didn’t succeed and instead the customer really enjoyed the potato chip and more customers started ordering the thin fries. In the 1900's, instead of just eating chips at restaurants, they began to be mass marketed for home consumption. The Mike-sell's Potato Chip Company was founded in 1910 and became known as the "oldest potato chip company in the U.S." Today the top three best selling brands of potato chips are Pringles, Ruffles, and Lay's.
The history of African Americans goes back to the discovery of America; we were stolen from Africa and brought to America as slaves with the White Settlers (Schaefer, 2012). Even after President Abraham Lincoln issued the District of Columbia Emancipation Act and the Emancipation Proclamation, that freed the slaves, African Americans were still mentally enslaved. Some of us are still in mental captivity today. Throughout history, I feel African Americans
Between 1450 and 1750, new trade patterns were set up. After Columbus found the New World, Africans sent slaves to the New World. Europeans
Afro Caribbean Music If African music is said to have roots in almost all music, then undoubtedly a branch extends directly into the heart of the Caribbean Islands. All the islands have a spice of African influence, but due to length constraints, we’ve chosen to confine our discussion to Afro-Caribbean music in Jamaica and Cuba. History and Musical Cultural Context: Jamaica: From the early 1400’s to the middle 1600’s Jamaica was island under Spanish control. That was until 1655 when the British took control. After a brief period of experimenting with indentured European labor, the British turned to large scale importation of Africans to be used as slaves on the sugar plantations.