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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard
The Atlantic slave trade sent slaves to various locations in the world. What effect did this forced migration have on these areas? Visit the Mariner’s Museum Captive Passage website. Gain some more perspective on how the slave trade affected the Americas. Then read the transcript or listen to this 15 Minute History podcast and find out more. Are you a visual learner? Gain a greater understanding of life aboard the slave ships at PBS. What do North America, the Caribbean, Brazil, Europe and Africa all have in common? Are their myths and misconceptions about slavery?

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Slavery in America - Black History The South would reach the breaking point the following year, when Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln was elected as president. Within three months, seven southern states had seceded to form the Confederate States of America; four more would follow after the Civil War (1861-65) began. Though Lincoln’s antislavery views were well established, the central Union war aim at first was not to abolish slavery, but to preserve the United States as a nation. Abolition became a war aim only later, due to military necessity, growing anti-slavery sentiment in the North and the self-emancipation of many African Americans who fled enslavement as Union troops swept through the South. Five days after the bloody Union victory at Antietam in September 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary emancipation proclamation, and on January 1, 1863, he made it official that “slaves within any State, or designated part of a State…in rebellion,…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

HISTORY OF SLAVERY The horrors of the slave trade do not go unnoticed in England, however hard the traders try to justify their activities (even, preposterously, proclaiming the care and consideration which they show to their precious cargo). The first sharp prick to the public's conscience comes in 1688 with the publication of Aphra Behn's novel Oroonoko (about the sufferings of an African prince and his loved one, transported by the English to slavery in Surinam). By this time the Quakers are already prominent in their condemnation of this inhuman trade, with the society's founder, George Fox, speaking strongly against it. We’ve created the Huntington Channel to share lectures and conferences with the world as a testament to the vitality of the intellectual work done here. We’ve been capturing audio and posting it on iTunes U for some time; that’s now all available here. And, with video, we’re providing our online audience with an even richer experience, almost as if you were seated in the auditorium itself.

The Man Who Stole Puerto Rico When we think of robber barons, the usual suspects include John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt. But one robber baron has gone underappreciated: the man who stole Puerto Rico. Children and Youth in History Colleen A. Vasconcellos, University of West Georgia Introduction

Slavery Throughout the World: World History in Context No system of slavery has persisted on a significant scale unless supported by continuing systematic introductions of fresh captives: strangers brought into the slaveholding society without the cultural knowledge of seasoned slaves, not to mention the inherited rights accorded locally born members of the host community. Trade as a source of such newcomers has the specific connotation of purposive investment in--and organized movements of--people, by merchants in a commercialized economy. Otherwise, small numbers of dependent newcomers might enter localized communities through occasional, ad hoc transfers from neighbors, below the threshold of such an organized "trade." Distressed persons have offered themselves...View More

Age of Revolution: Positivism in Latin America Based on the writings of French philosopher and social reformer Auguste Comte , positivist doctrine swept large parts of urban Latin America in the late 19th century, from Mexico City to Buenos Aires, profoundly influencing intellectual currents, economic and political trends, state ideologies, forms of state organization, urban planning, immigration policies, literary styles, and related developments. Comte’s philosophy of positivism, an elaborate, opaque, and in some respects bizarre body of thought, built on the rationalism of the scientific revolution and Enlightenment to posit three stages in intellectual history: theological, metaphysical, and positive. The third stage, which in Comte’s view humanity was on the cusp of achieving, was characterized by direct empirical observation, scientific experimentation, and purely rational thought. It also meant the suppression of political liberalism in the forms of free speech, freedom of assembly, and other rights of citizenship.

PR Sugar Mills Project Growing up in Puerto Rico in the 1950s and 1960's, you could not avoid to notice the important role the sugar industry played on the local economy at the time. The trucks and trains transporting sugarcane and the burning of the fields at night during harvesting season were constant evidence of what we thought as kids was a vibrant industry. Little did we know then, it was a dying industry. From Abigail Smith Adams to Cotton Tufts, 28 November 1800 Columbia City of Washington Novbr 28 1800 Dear Sir I feel as tho I was much further removed from all my Friends and Connections <, Start deletion,in, End,> at the State of Massachusetts, than one hundred and 50 miles from Philadelphia could make me. as to politicks, I believe it best not to say any thing upon the Subject at present; I must leave them to a certain General who has so well understood the art of warfare, as to miss his mark and wound himself instead of destroying his opponent, at least this is the universal voice as reported from every quarter where his Letter has circulated—grose falshoods he has told—as well as some truths the person he meant to serve, he has injured, and the one he designd to injure, he has Served—

Archaeologists have found a heavy stone slab covering the tomb of one of the first Catholic priests in Mexico following the 1521 Spanish conquest, a grave sunk into the floor of what appears to be an Aztec temple. The discovery suggests the extent to which the Spanish reused the temples of the Aztec capital in the first years after capturing it. The huge slab was uncovered in recent days at the site of the now-disappeared first cathedral of Mexico City, built in 1524 yards from the current cathedral that replaced it in the 1620s. Unarmed. Not wearing a seatbelt. Running away. Police are more likely to shoot if you’re black. In the past three years, police shootings have sparked an unprecedented series of protests across the country. Groups led by Black Lives Matter said the shootings were part of a larger pattern of racial discrimination. Law enforcement officials said they weren’t.