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Christopher Columbus1
Christopher Columbus1
Christopher Columbus1 Christopher Columbus was born in the port city of Genoa, Italy in 1451. His father was a wool weaver named Domenico Columbo. As a boy, Christopher had no schooling. He and his younger brother Bartholomew helped their father by carding raw wool. Christopher grew up to be a tall, red-haired, quiet and deeply religious man. He worked for his father until he was 22. He went out with the sardine fishing fleets, as other Genoese boys did and he sailed along the coast to Corsica o
Why did sugar and slaves become linked in 17th cen
Why did sugar and slaves become linked in 17th cen
Why did sugar and slaves become linked in 17th century Caribbean? "The value of the Caribbean colonies to Europe came to be in their sugar production."¹ After the European explorers realised that the Caribbean was not naturally rich in gold and other precious metals; they were desperate to find other ways in which they could use these islands to benefit themselves. After several failed attempts to grow crops such as tobacco and cotton (on a large scale), the Europeans realised that sugar had a g
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados Barbados is an independent country, formerly a British colony, and the most easterly island of the West Indies. Its capital and only port of entry is Bridgetown. The island is underlain with folded sedimentary deposits, and a surface layer of coral attains 90 m (300 ft) in thickness. In the northeastern parts, erosion has exposed rugged ridges and ravines. The climate is warm and pleasant. The average annual temperature is about 27� C (80� F), and little daily or annual variation oc
de-colonization
de-colonization
de-colonization After the end of the Second World War in which, to Britain, it was nearly a repeat of the First World War that Britain had experienced the same things as the aftermaths. The war put severe strains on her economic resources as well as the undermining of her export markets. Even though Britain had won the war, the impacts on Britain afterwards were not always positive, in that, as everyone know, war created tragedy. It did not make any good to anybody, even the winner. The victors
Barbados
Barbados
barbados Barbados is a small, independent country with a population of about 252,000 people, located in the Caribbean Sea, and is the most easterly island of the West Indies. Barbados is the second smallest country in the western hemisphere and is located about two hundred miles North – North East of Trinidad and about one hundred miles East – South East of St. Lucia. The one time British colony has only one port, which is in Bridgetown, this town is also the capital of Barbados and has a popula
Colonialism
Colonialism
Colonialism It is almost a given now that most everyone considers colonialism as a mistake. They thought that the spreading of ideas, culture, and religion would have a positive effect on the native cultures they colonized. In fact though, these changes had an adverse effect on the peoples of these countries. For although many laud the efforts of these countries to spread Christianity, some question the motives of these countries in dealing the everyday needs of these people. In seeing the nativ
Explorers from 1500
Explorers from 1500
explorers from 1500 ALBUQUERQUE, AFONSO DEAfonso de Albuquerque (14??-1515) was a Portuguese soldier and explorer who sailed to the Spice Islands (the Moluccas, a group of Islands in Indonesia) in 1507-1511, trying to monopolize trade with this area; from Europe, he sailed around Africa to the Indian Ocean. He was appointed the Viceroy of India by King Emmanuel in 1509. He forcibly destroyed the Indian city of Calicut in January, 1510, and took Goa (in southern India) in March, 1510, claiming Go
Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole Christopher Columbus claimed Haiti when he landed there in 1492. Arawak Indians were the original inhabitants of this island when Columbus arrived. Later, the island became a colony of England. Haiti remained virtually unsettled until the mid-17th century, when French colonists, importing African slaves, developed sugar plantations in the north. Under French rule from 1697, Haiti (then called Saint-Domingue) became one of the world's richest sugar and coffee producers. Soon, Haiti
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is an island. It’s rectangular in shape. It’s coasts measure approximately 580 kilometers. It is the smallest and most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico has many Mountains; they cover 60% of the island. The territory also consists of a large amount of rain forests, deserts, beaches, caves, oceans and rivers. A few of the largest mountains in Puerto Rico are, the Cerro La Punta (4,389) Rosas (4,156), and Guilarte (3,952). Many of the rainforest that cover
Belize
Belize
belize IINTRODUCTION Belize, independent state, northeastern Central America, bounded on the north and northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. Belize, until 1973 known as British Honduras, became independent in 1981 and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The total area of Belize is 22,965 sq km (8867 sq mi). IILAND AND RESOURCES The northern half of Belize consists of lowlands, large areas of which are swampy. The southern half is d
British Mercantilism
British Mercantilism
British Mercantilism Economic ideas and systems come and go. Many systems have failed and many have succeeded. The British system of mercantilism was actually quite a good system for England. They raked in profits from their colonies. The only problem was that they did not give enough economic freedom to their colonies. At almost every turn, the British tried to restrict what their colonies could do and whom they could trade with. In hindsight, I believe that the British may have been a bit more
African Diaspora In the New World
African Diaspora In the New World
African Diaspora In the New World The study of cultures in the African Diaspora is relatively young. Slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade brought numerous Africans, under forced and brutal conditions, to the New World. Of particular interest to many recent historians and Africanists is the extent to which Africans were able to transfer, retain, modify or transform their cultures under the conditions of their new environments. Three main schools of thought have emerged in scholarly discussi
African Culture
African Culture
African Culture The African Diaspora in the New World The study of cultures in the African Diaspora is relatively young. Slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade brought numerous Africans, under forced and brutal conditions, to the New World. Of particular interest to many recent historians and Africanists is the extent to which Africans were able to transfer, retain, modify or transform their cultures under the conditions of their new environments. Three main schools of thought have emerged i
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica Close your eyes and picture a beautiful sunset meeting far away on the shimmering clear blue water in front of you. You feel a cool breeze and a hot sun against your skin and the feeling of the warm sand beneath your feet. You walk forward and feel the refreshing water wet your legs and you are tickled as a school of tropical fish passes you by. You spot the palm trees and wild plants off the shore. Are you in an unreal paradise? Yes I have. It is Jamaica. Geographical Location Jamaica i
Summary Of The Book Annie John
Summary Of The Book Annie John
Summary Of The Book Annie John Summary of the book "Annie John" By: Jamaica Kinkaid. This book is a book of reality, a book of self-discovery. This is a book that you read and as you are reading it you can identify with the character, what he/she does and how she/he reacts to happenings around her/him. The story is set in and around the Dominican Republic, around the 1950-60\'s. The main character in this book is Annie John, she is a black girl in a English ruled and own colony. She is a smart t
History of Rastafari
History of Rastafari
History of Rastafari History of Rastafari There are many misconceptions regarding the Rastafarian movement. These misconceptions have helped to fuel the fire of ignorance, which has lead, many to believe that Rastafarians are heathen, cult worshippers, devil priest, anti-Christ, paganistic, cannibalistic, long haired, witch doctors who are to be feared and not trusted by anyone. These statements are far from the truth and absolutely have no credence. Many people question Rastafar
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica Jamaica is one of the three islands in the Northern Caribbean forming the Greater Antilles. It\'s the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean Sea, and stretches 146 miles from east to west. The country\'s name is derived from an Aarawak word “Xaymaca", meaning "land of wood and water". Jamaica has one of the richest and most varied landscapes in the region. The center of the island is mostly mountainous and heavily wooded, spotted occasionally with small mining towns and villag
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica The island of Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island. It is in a group of islands called the greater antilles. It has an area of 10 991 km squared or 4 244 sq. miles. Jamaica spans 230 km east to west and from 80-36 from north to south. It is third only to Cuba, which is the largest, and Hispaniola which is the second largest island. Jamaica lies in the Caribbean sea which is a part of the much larger Atlantic ocean. The island is 960 km south of Florida, 160 km southwest of Haiti
Columbus
Columbus
columbus Christopher Columbus, born in 1451, was the oldest son of Domenico Colombo. A controversial figure blamed for the eradication of the natives in the island he "discovered", Columbus nonetheless should be credited with opening Europe\'s eyes and ears to the Caribbean. Throughout his lifetime Columbus made 4 pilgrimages to the New World. On the first trip on Aug. 3, 1492, Columbus sailed from Palos, Spain, with three small ships, the Santa Maria, commanded by Columbus himself, the Pinta un
Slave Colonies of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth C
Slave Colonies of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth C
Slave Colonies of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries In Barbados and Jamaica (the sugar islands) sugar was a major crop. The owners of these sugar plantations were badly in need of laborers to work for them year round, and because the natives died off so speedily, they needed to bring in someone to do the grueling tasks for them. They tried to use indentured servants, but this was extremely difficult because sugar is a year round, demanding sort of crop and nobody sought after work on thos
African Diaspora
African Diaspora
African Diaspora The study of cultures in the African Diaspora is relatively young. Slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade brought numerous Africans, under forced and brutal conditions, to the New World. Of particular interest to many recent historians and Africanists is the extent to which Africans were able to transfer, retain, modify or transform their cultures under the conditions of their new environments. Three main schools of thought have emerged in scholarly discussion and research o
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus My name is Christopher Columbus. I was born in the Italian city of Genoa in the year 1451. My father was a wool weaver and merchant who sold cloth. Genoa was famous for its traders, map-makers, and explorers and many men became sailers. I went to sea at the age of fourteen. In 1476, the ship on which I was aboard was attacked off the coast of Portugal. I managed to swim six miles to Lisbon. There I joined my brother Bartholomew, who was a chart maker. I also became a chart m
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados Barbados Barbados is a small, independent country with a population of about 252,000 people, located in the Caribbean Sea, and is the most easterly island of the West Indies. Barbados is the second smallest country in the western hemisphere and is located about two hundred miles North � North East of Trinidad and about one hundred miles East � South East of St. Lucia. The one time British colony has only one port, which is in Bridgetown, this town is also the capital of Barbados and
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica Jamaica Close your eyes and picture a beautiful sunset meeting far away on the shimmering clear blue water in front of you. You feel a cool breeze and a hot sun against your skin and the feeling of the warm sand beneath your feet. You walk forward and feel the refreshing water wet your legs and you are tickled as a school of tropical fish passes you by. You spot the palm trees and wild plants off the shore. Are you in an unreal paradise? Yes I have. It is Jamaica. Geographical Location J
Balck beard
Balck beard
balck beard Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard, "more than any other, can be called North Carolina\'s own pirate, although he was not a native of the colony... As is the case with all pirates, his origin is obscure. His name originally, it seems was Edward Drummond, and he began his career as an honest seaman, sailing out of his home port of Bristol, England. He is seldom known by that name, for after he became a pirate he began calling himself Edward Teach, sometimes spelled in the records as Thatc
African Diaspora
African Diaspora
African Diaspora By: Andrew Wright The study of cultures in the African Diaspora is relatively young. Slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade brought numerous Africans, under forced and brutal conditions, to the New World. Of particular interest to many recent historians and Africanists is the extent to which Africans were able to transfer, retain, modify or transform their cultures under the conditions of their new environments. Three main schools of thought have emerged in scholarly discuss
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica Jamaica is one of the three islands in the Northern Caribbean forming the Greater Antilles. It\'s the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean Sea, and stretches 146 miles from east to west. The country\'s name is derived from an Aarawak word �Xaymaca\", meaning \"land of wood and water\". Jamaica has one of the richest and most varied landscapes in the region. The center of the island is mostly mountainous and heavily wooded, spotted occasionally with small mining towns and v
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados Barbados Barbados is an independent country, formerly a British colony, and the most easterly island of the West Indies. Its capital and only port of entry is Bridgetown. The island is underlain with folded sedimentary deposits, and a surface layer of coral attains 90 m (300 ft) in thickness. In the northeastern parts, erosion has exposed rugged ridges and ravines. The climate is warm and pleasant. The average annual temperature is about 27� C (80� F), and little daily or annual var
Colonialism
Colonialism
colonialism It is almost a given now that most everyone considers colonialism as a mistake. They thought that the spreading of ideas, culture, and religion would have a positive effect on the native cultures they colonized. In fact though, these changes had an adverse effect on the peoples of these countries. For although many laud the efforts of these countries to spread Christianity, some question the motives of these countries in dealing the everyday needs of these people. In seeing the nativ
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica Close your eyes and picture a beautiful sunset meeting far away on the shimmering clear blue water in front of you. You feel a cool breeze and a hot sun against your skin and the feeling of the warm sand beneath your feet. You walk forward and feel the refreshing water wet your legs and you are tickled as a school of tropical fish passes you by. You spot the palm trees and wild plants off the shore. Are you in an unreal paradise? Yes I have. It is Jamaica. Geographical Location Jamaica i
Summary Of The Book Annie John
Summary Of The Book Annie John
Summary Of The Book Annie John Summary of the book �Annie John� By: Jamaica Kinkaid. This book is a book of reality, a book of self-discovery. This is a book that you read and as you are reading it you can identify with the character, what he/she does and how she/he reacts to happenings around her/him. The story is set in and around the Dominican Republic, around the 1950-60�s. The main character in this book is Annie John, she is a black girl in a English ruled and own colony. She is a sm
Marcus Garvey and the Back to Africa Movement
Marcus Garvey and the Back to Africa Movement
Marcus Garvey and the Back to Africa Movement English 102 May 19, 2003 Marcus Garvey was born on August 17, 1887 to Marcus Sr. and Sarah Garvey in Isle Springs, Jamaica. As a child, says Adam Larclough in his book, Better Day Coming; Blacks Equality, Garvey grew up in St Ann Bay where he taught morals and respect by his mother and father. At the age of eighteen Marcus went to Kingston to work at Benjamin's printery where he experienced his first strike. The strike failed because the treasurer ra
Haitian Creole: A Review Of Slavery And Creation
Haitian Creole: A Review Of Slavery And Creation
Haitian Creole: A Review Of Slavery And Creation Christopher Columbus claimed Haiti when he landed there in 1492. Arawak Indians were the original inhabitants of this island when Columbus arrived. Later, the island became a colony of England. Haiti remained virtually unsettled until the mid-17th century, when French colonists, importing African slaves, developed sugar plantations in the north. Under French rule from 1697, Haiti (then called Saint-Domingue) became one of the world's richest sugar
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados Barbados is an independent country, formerly a British colony, and the most easterly island of the West Indies. Its capital and only port of entry is Bridgetown. The island is underlain with folded sedimentary deposits, and a surface layer of coral attains 90 m (300 ft) in thickness. In the northeastern parts, erosion has exposed rugged ridges and ravines. The climate is warm and pleasant. The average annual temperature is about 27¡ C (80¡ F), and little daily or annual variation occurs
Indians
Indians
Indians The Micmac First Nation called it Chebucto. Rudyard Kipling dubbed it \"Warden of the Honour of the North\". In 1993 Harper\'s Bazaar described it as \"the very anatomy of a hip city\", and in 1917 over 2,000 people called it a final resting place. This is Halifax, Nova Scotia the Mi\'kmaq ranged over most of the Maritimes and Quebec\'s Gaspe Peninsula, speaking the Algonquin tongue The aboriginal people of the Maritimes wintered on the Fundy side of the province, hunting deer and moose
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is an island. It’s rectangular in shape. It’s coasts measure approximately 580 kilometers. It is the smallest and most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico has many Mountains; they cover 60% of the island. The territory also consists of a large amount of rain forests, deserts, beaches, caves, oceans and rivers. A few of the largest mountains in Puerto Rico are, the Cerro La Punta (4,389) Rosas (4,156), and Guilarte (3,952). Many of the rainforest that cover
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus also known in Italian as Cristoforo Colombo and in Spanish as Critobal Colon was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 and died sometime in 1506. Considerably one of the greatest and most mentioned figure in American history. Why? One can simply say because his voyages mark the beginning of continuous European efforts to explore and colonize the "Americas". Although most of Columbus' life to this day is unknown historians do know one that is for sure; his voyages
The Transatlantic Slave
The Transatlantic Slave
The Transatlantic Slave From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave labo
Hatian CreoleA Review of Slavery and Creation
Hatian CreoleA Review of Slavery and Creation
Hatian CreoleA Review of Slavery and Creation Christopher Columbus claimed Haiti when he landed there in 1492. Arawak Indians were the original inhabitants of this island when Columbus arrived. Later, the island became a colony of England. Haiti remained virtually unsettled until the mid-17th century, when French colonists, importing African slaves, developed sugar plantations in the north. Under French rule from 1697, Haiti (then called Saint-Domingue) became one of the world\'s richest sugar a
Asian Families
Asian Families
Asian Families Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia contains about 60% of the world’s population and growing each year. Though China, and India are two of the most populated countries in the world, having about 30% of the world’s population, there are about two-fifths of the countries that have less than five million habitants. Though forty-two different countries make up this great continent, much of the similarities are family values. Customs and traditions might be different, howeve
Belize
Belize
Belize IINTRODUCTION Belize, independent state, northeastern Central America, bounded on the north and northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. Belize, until 1973 known as British Honduras, became independent in 1981 and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The total area of Belize is 22,965 sq km (8867 sq mi). IILAND AND RESOURCES The northern half of Belize consists of lowlands, large areas of which are swampy. The southern half is d
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus My name is Christopher Columbus. I was born in the Italian city of Genoa in the year 1451. My father was a wool weaver and merchant who sold cloth. Genoa was famous for its traders, map-makers, and explorers and many men became sailers. I went to sea at the age of fourteen. In 1476, the ship on which I was aboard was attacked off the coast of Portugal. I managed to swim six miles to Lisbon. There I joined my brother Bartholomew, who was a chart maker. I also became a chart m
Barbados
Barbados
barbados Dr. James Philips Paper 7-15-04 ANTH 319 Barbados Barbados is a small, independent country with a population of about 252,000 people, located in the Caribbean Sea, and is the most easterly island of the West Indies. Barbados is the second smallest country in the western hemisphere and is located about 200 miles North, North East of Trinidad and about 100 miles East, South East of St. Lucia. The one time British colony has only one port, which is in Bridgetown, this town is also the capi
Columbus
Columbus
columbus Christopher Columbus, born in 1451, was the oldest son of Domenico Colombo. A controversial figure blamed for the eradication of the natives in the island he “discovered”, Columbus nonetheless should be credited with opening Europe’s eyes and ears to the Caribbean. Throughout his lifetime Columbus made 4 pilgrimages to the New World. On the first trip on Aug. 3, 1492, Columbus sailed from Palos, Spain, with three small ships, the Santa María, commanded by Columbus himself, the Pinta und
De-colonization
De-colonization
de-colonization After the end of the Second World War in which, to Britain, it was nearly a repeat of the First World War that Britain had experienced the same things as the aftermaths. The war put severe strains on her economic resources as well as the undermining of her export markets. Even though Britain had won the war, the impacts on Britain afterwards were not always positive, in that, as everyone know, war created tragedy. It did not make any good to anybody, even the winner. The victors
Jaime Duhe
Jaime Duhe
Jaime Duhe Professor Gallup-Diaz European Competition and Expansion Final Paper 17 December, 2003 The Moravian Missionary Experience: The West Indies, Guiana and Surinam, 1732-1800 I. The Moravians The Moravians were a Protestant sect that, under the leadership of Count Nikolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, experienced a strong revival in the 1720s. The doctrine of the Moravians centered on the sufferings of Christ on the cross and involved much contemplation of the various wounds he rec
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados Barbados Barbados is an independent country, formerly a British colony, and the most easterly island of the West Indies. Its capital and only port of entry is Bridgetown. The island is underlain with folded sedimentary deposits, and a surface layer of coral attains 90 m (300 ft) in thickness. In the northeastern parts, erosion has exposed rugged ridges and ravines. The climate is warm and pleasant. The average annual temperature is about 27¡ C (80¡ F), and little daily or annual varia
Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica Jamaica is one of the three islands in the Northern Caribbean forming the Greater Antilles. It\'s the largest English-speaking country in the Caribbean Sea, and stretches 146 miles from east to west. The country\'s name is derived from an Aarawak word "Xaymaca , meaning land of wood and water . Jamaica has one of the richest and most varied landscapes in the region. The center of the island is mostly mountainous and heavily wooded, spotted occasionally with small mining towns and village
Barbados
Barbados
Barbados Barbados is an independent country, formerly a British colony, and the most easterly island of the West Indies. Its capital and only port of entry is Bridgetown. The island is underlain with folded sedimentary deposits, and a surface layer of coral attains 90 m (300 ft) in thickness. In the northeastern parts, erosion has exposed rugged ridges and ravines. The climate is warm and pleasant. The average annual temperature is about 27¡ C (80¡ F), and little daily or annual variation occu
Indians
Indians
Indians The Micmac First Nation called it Chebucto. Rudyard Kipling dubbed it "Warden of the Honour of the North". In 1993 Harper\'s Bazaar described it as "the very anatomy of a hip city", and in 1917 over 2,000 people called it a final resting place. This is Halifax, Nova Scotia the Mi\'kmaq ranged over most of the Maritimes and Quebec\'s Gaspe Peninsula, speaking the Algonquin tongue The aboriginal people of the Maritimes wintered on the Fundy side of the province, hunting deer and moose on e