Columbus’s exploration of the New World ended lives and heritage of many people. The Discovery of the New world was later on followed by series of minor developments in navigation, geography, astronomy and economy through the Atlantic circuit but in contrast it even these minor devalopments were ”Not..worth price of human lives.”(Sale 188). Additionally Europeans imposed and substituted their institutions, ideas,languages, cultures, technologies and economy for the New World’s original heritage and language. Also” it gave birth to the most infamous and the most atrocious of all traffics, that of slave, the most execrable of crimes against nature (Reynal /190)”. Ships of African slaves crossed the Atlantic to the Americas to work on European sugar and tobacco plantations under the harshest conditions, which led to an end of many slaves’ lives.
The Columbian Exchange in the Americas: Change Over Time The Americas were influenced by many different factors. These factors led to the population dropping and population skyrocketing. Advancing technology and biology made an impact as well. From 1492 to around 1750 societies from Europe and Africa greatly influenced and changed the Americas. The Europeans introduced a deadly wave of small pox and the measles, where slaves from Africa were brought over to grow and harvest sugar cane.
Millions of Africans were shipped by force o America. The slave trade had many disastrous results in Africa societies. The slave trade became an important aspect of a dynamic and complex situation in Africa during the period from the 15th to 17th centuries. Slaves had been treated the same in the Ottoman Empire and Africa. Slaves in Africa and the Ottoman Empire were a part of society and had a chance to promote.
Mississippi was admitted as a slave state to the union because of the intense profitability of cotton and the use of slaves. The war of 1812 would drastically change the relationships of plantation owners and the slaves that they owned. The owners begin to realize if they treated slaves like humans it would likely decrease the odds that the slaves would rebel against them. Slaves begin to migrate into Mississippi very heavily during this time also. The slave trade saw massive amounts of slaves being brought into this area at this time.
During the Slave Trade, many slaves came from different slave ports: Eastern Africa, Guinea Coast, Southern Africa, Western Sudan, and Central Sudan. The Middle Passage was used to describe slave trade from Africa to America. Approximately 10 million slaves came to America between 1603 and 1863. Some people also call it the Triangular Trade, because the ships traveled on ways that formed a shape of a triangle. The trips from these different countries to America were tremendously awful.
“Fourteen ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Changes and continuities occurred from 1492-1750 in the Americas, Africa, and Western Europe due to social and economic transformations in slave trade, disease, and the Columbian exchange. The British, European people, and even the conquistadors brought over many decapitating diseases caused a major social change in the Americas. These diseases pummeled the population not only the colonists but also the Native Americans. The Native Americans made up the majority of the population affected by the transmitters; furthermore, they also made up the largest percentage in the mortality rate because they weren’t immune to the diseases. Moreover, these diseases’ transmitters varied from human
This only led to the downfall of small business since now they wouldn’t have much inventory and as many customers to sell their goods too. * The Atlantic economy created a new type of trade call the Triangular trade which grouped all the people of the Atlantic colony into one. * The slaves and the new economy worked a lot better since the demand on the slaves increased significantly. * Mercantilism * Is were all the great powers go against one another to see who has the most power and
Importing and exporting goods and supplies was banned quickly once people realized the pestilence was spread by these trade men. Since there was nowhere to get supplies from, cities had to provide for themselves. With the scarce amount of goods on hand, and the high demand for them, prices skyrocketed. Most of the workers were dead; those who weren’t, charged up to five times what they had before the plague. As the workers’ wages outpaced the prices of goods, the workers began to become rich and skilled in what they did.
Colonialism: The One-Armed Bandit In every essay that we have read over the past few weeks, all of the authors talk about how colonialism has ultimately destroyed Africa and their hopes of ever being as great as the other leader nations. Authors like Maria Mies, Walter Rodney, and Jerry Kloby all contribute different explanations as to how the European colonizers have basically destroyed Africa. Mies explains how Africa has no chance of “catching-up” to the other developed countries because of European colonialism. Rodney disputes the claims that colonialism has modernized Africa and how the new advancements being brought in by the colonizers were being more used against Africans than to help them. Then Kloby helps us look at real examples of different times in which colonialism has hurt Africans more than helped them.
Overall, the trade brought about unceasing insecurities, economic disorder, and political chaos in the African continent. It blocked its socio-economic development by exploiting its technological, agricultural and human resources for the benefit of Europe only. It damaged Africa's mercantilist economy and prevented its evolution into a capitalist economy. On the long run, the Atlantic slave trade was the starting point of a process of socio-economic exploitation and political fragmentation that was later institutionalised by Europeans through colonisation and neocolonisation. In the end, only Europeans benefited from the trade.