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Africa Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on April 16, 2015
  • Category: History
  • Length: 254 words

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People of Sub-Saharan Africa
Essay Question
Directions: Answer one(1) of the following questions. The answer should be well developed, with both historical information and analysis. The questions graded on the following:
a) Content
b) Development of ideas
c) Use of historical information and examples where possible  
d) Analysis (meeting the why question)

1) Discuss the evolution of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Why did Europeans turn to Africa for their slave labor in the New World? What did the Europeans gain from this trade, and what did Africa lose?

The Europeans turned to Africa for slave labor because of the Reservoir Theory the supply of Africans seemed endless. They knew how to farm,Europeans thought they were immune to diseases, and it was a new land so they had no place to run because they didn't know the land. The Europeans also gained free labor, as well as trade items such as gold,rum, salt, and ebony. Africans lost their homes, family connections, and their freedom.

2) Discuss what Africa’s Triple Heritage means. How does this heritage manifest itself in African religious practices and beliefs? In addition, given the stresses and strains of modern societies, will this Triple Heritage survive on the African continent?

3) Discuss the idea that “one is born Black, but becomes African”. What are the roles of socialization, marriage, kinship, and initiation in shaping Africans?

The answer should be typed and doubled spaced. Submit answer via Blackboard by Sunday, April 12, 2015 by 12:00 midnight.

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