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Compare And Contrast African American And European Imperialism

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During the 1800’s imperialist European powers such as England invaded Africa and captured slaves. They took the slaves and traded them to the Americas and other countries in return for various goods. African tribes were not equipped with the proper materials and resources to be able to fight back, in result they were taken. Some of the Africans helped the English and other European imperialists to capture their own people. European countries were far superior than African tribes and when the Europeans came to get the slaves there was never a lot of fighting. Europeans had weapons, like muskets and cannons, that were overpowering and seemed very intimidating to the Africans. On the other hand Africans, had extremely inferior bows, arrows, and spears. Some of the African tribes didn’t even attempt to put up a fight. The Europeans did not directly get the slaves, they had a middle man. They used this middle man to get the slaves and eventually to take over the villages and people of Africa. After the Europeans captured the slaves they used them as trading exports. The British traded the …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that during the 1800's imperialist european powers invaded africa and captured slaves, and traded them to the americas and other countries in return for various goods. african tribes were not equipped with the proper materials and resources to fight back.
  • Explains that european countries were superior than african tribes, and that the europeans used a middle man to get the slaves and eventually to take over the villages.
  • Explains that the british traded slaves to the americas for tobacco and cotton, which aided the imperialization in africa.
  • Explains the living conditions on the ships were awful. slaves battled dehydration, malnourishment, scurvy, and fly disease.
  • Describes how european imperialists took over africa in frightening ways. slaves were physically removed from their home country and brought to places where they were forced to work countless hours without pay and sometimes working themselves to death.

The living conditions on the ships were awful. Slaves were crammed into a small area overflowing with other slaves all crowded together. Slaves battled dehydration, being given little to no water, and malnourishment, being given small amounts of food, and no place to use the bathroom. Viruses like scurvy and fly disease spread rapidly throughout the ship. Slaves also battled dehydration and malnourishment. The long time on the ships is another condition the slaves had to go through for months at a time. Many slaves died before getting to their destination. European imperialists took over Africa in some frightening ways. Slaves were physically removed from their home country and were brought to places where they would be forced to work countless hours without pay and sometimes working themselves to

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