Essays Tagged: "Africa"

African and Native American Slavery

African and Native American SlaveryThe 1500's, a time of discovery, was when theEuropeans came to do ... f discovery, was when theEuropeans came to dominate most of the New World. TheEuropeans traveled to Africa and captured Africans to helpdevelop their land and satisfy their need for power. I feelthat ... elpdevelop their land and satisfy their need for power. I feelthat the treatment of the Indians and Africans by theEuropeans was completely unjustifiable. While the Indiansand Africans were less techn ...

(2 pages) 112 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

My Zambezi Valley

rm and a leg for a week long tour, only skimming the surface and not taking you into the darkest of Africa of which you have read in so many adventure novels. Traveling is a very stimulating hobby, bu ... ess overcame all as Mother Earth turned her back on the center of our solar system. In the heart of Africa everything is sleeping, or so you are meant to think. The ruler of that kingdom is patrolling ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


IntroductionThis paper is about a small country on the west coast of Africa called Liberia. It is a country built with the help of The American Colonization Society. I w ... d after a president of the united states James Monroe. This country has historical significance for african Americans. As Africa's oldest republic, established by former black American slaves, Liberia ... blic, established by former black American slaves, Liberia played and important role as a model for African colones seeking independence.LIBERIAHISTORYLiberia's tribal peoples migrated to the area bet ...

(7 pages) 150 0 3.9 May/1994

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Commercial Revolution. On colonization by the Europeans.

The European Exploration established many colonies in Africa and the Americas.A new reservoir of revenue became readily avenue sparking the Commercial Rev ... silk trade were established, creating aninternational economy. Most of the gold and salt came from Africa while Asia was themajor silk exporter. New business rules were because of the influx of money ... al Revolution continued into the 1900s with the spark of EuropeanImperialism. The 'Mad scramble for Africa' could best be related to bees in the spring.In the spring, flowers start blooming causing th ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays

We have an environmental crisis because we have a people crisis

h regard to the wasteful consumption of resources. Examples are the desertification of the Sahel in Africa, the one child policy in China and the mis-management of our oceans.The Sahel is a strip of l ...

(6 pages) 226 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

This whole book is full of mysteries. Marlow has a heart that is full of mytery when he is stuck in Africa, and looking for a man named Kurtz. Marlow is waiting, he learns about where the place is at, ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Yoruba mythology and its relevance in modern society.

ave lived in Southwest Nigeria and Benin for thousands of years. Due to the redrawing of borders in Africa there is no state called Yoruba. There are, however, approximately 20 million people througho ... who speak Yoruba as their first language; 19 million live in Nigeria but many are dispersed around Africa and the rest of the world (African Policy Information Center, n.d.).The religion of the Yorub ...

(6 pages) 133 2 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Twyla Ludwig, Christian missionary to Africa. Short dissertation on her ministries.

g a good life as a wife of a farmer to living as a doctor, teacher, and missionary to the middle of Africa. Twyla had the will and the strength to follow God whichever way He led her, even if it was t ... anything in the name of the Lord. This even included leaving her "comfort zone" in America to go to Africa. She took her whole family; minus one daughter who had just got married recently, with her be ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.6 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Chimpanzee Cannabalism and Infanticide

r.The acts of cannibalism and infanticide are very apparent in the behavior of the chimpanzee. Many African studies show that wild chimpanzees kill and eat infants of their own species. (Goodall, 1986 ... ibalism and infanticide. This paper will present information on major research studies performed in Africa and analyze how and why this strange behavior occurs in a commonly thought peaceful primate.W ...

(9 pages) 52 0 4.4 Feb/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Problems of Modernization in Developing Nations

northern hemisphere. On the other hand most of the developing world, Central and South America and Africa, are found in the southern hemisphere. The 'well fed', well dressed individual holding the in ... stability, and rapid urbanization. Political instability causes economic problems in places such as Africa, and South America, where many governments are being overthrown. When a government is inconsi ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The role of Black Slavery in the United States and its progression. The resistance. The underground railroad to Canada.

south. Slaves were brought from many places but most slaves were brought to the United States from Africa. According to Bennett "Most of the Negro slaves came from an area bordering a 3000 mile stret ... nett "Most of the Negro slaves came from an area bordering a 3000 mile stretch on the West Coast of Africa." (1997). Many Negroes, in the 16th and 17th centuries who were also brought back from Africa ...

(4 pages) 104 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Ann Moody. Deals with realizations of Ann Moody on discriminations at the time. Discusses how she helped reform the discrimination in the US.

Anne Moody was an important character in the role of social reform for Africa Americans in Mississippi. Her will to change people and desire for a better life for African ... eventually comes to realize just to what extent the whites in Mississippi discriminate against the African Americans.As Anne grows up, she realizes that not only is she discriminated against or treat ... e blacks just sit there and take it. This begins her new life as a social reformer and activist for African Americans in Mississippi and all over the United States.

(6 pages) 321 0 3.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Literary vs social science works of reading

Social Science and Literary Perspectives:Slave Trade and ColonialismThe African Slave Trade and Colonialization of Africa have just as much affect on African History as wel ... ure to best ensure that knowledge is found through both realms in order for us to learn more of the African cultures that most of us know so little about. Books based around either genre have a certai ... comprehension of a certain aspect of which they are written for. Colonialism and the Slave Trade of Africa do not stray at all from this observation. One style or writing has strengths that support th ...

(7 pages) 86 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The tone of the book "Heart of Darkness" by Conrad.

exploration. His actions are quite evident in the way he talks about the events preceding going to Africa. He goes because he is curious.B. Then fascination turns to mystery when Marlow goes to the i ...

(3 pages) 66 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"The Hot Zone" about the Ebola virus

Setting: Mount Elgon, Africa-Where they think the Ebola viruses originated from and spread to the monkeys. Reston Monkey H ... ated from and spread to the monkeys. Reston Monkey House, Virginia-Where a shipment of monkeys from Africa was sent, soon after the monkeys arrived every monkey came down with the virus.Characters: "C ... umans somewhat like radiation, damaging virtually all of the tissues in their bodies. Marburg is an African organism, but it has a German name. Viruses are named for the place where they are first dis ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Deadly Ebola Virus.... What is it and how can one catch it?

ere the virus was first discovered."Ebola is a rare but very deadly viral fever first identified in Africa in 1976. Ebola outbreaks among humans have been limited to Africa, but a shipment of monkeys ... "36-year old lab technician known as Kinfumu checked into the general hospital in Kikwit, Zaire of Africa, complaining of diarrhea and a fever. Anyone could have mistaken his illness for the dysenter ...

(5 pages) 58 0 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diamonds and Africa. Western influences on African Diamond mines.

Off Cratons, Cuts, and Cutures:Diamonds in the Western Imaginary and the Diminishment of African Cultural OpportunitiesJust about everyone who lives in the U.S. has been exposed to a DeBeer ... erican couples express their undying love through a truly astounding crystal.But this crystal, like Africa, has a history. So does its value, which is not intrinsic but culturally prescribed and subsc ... of influences and intents that have generated the current moment. Recounting this history shows how Africa and one of its most marketable resources have become entangled in the values of a cultural po ...

(16 pages) 323 2 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies


eat need for workers.So planters began to buy slaves.The slaves in the colonies had been taken from Africa and brought to America against their will. This was done through the Atlantic slave trade. Th ... arted near the end of the fourteenth century in Europe when the Portuguese began taking people from Africa to fulfill their lack of agricultural workers. The European people justified taking them by s ...

(7 pages) 159 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe proving that the European views of the Ibo culture were superfical and misconstruded.

f a Nigerian Ibo tribe forced to endure the ignorance of European Christians that have colonized in Africa with the intentions of setting up missionaries. While their intentions were genuine, their pr ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Apocalypse Now".

around to uphold laws and keep others from making their own laws. In Heart of Darkness the Congo in Africa is the setting. Colonies are sprouting and the land is being raped for its resources and nati ...

(2 pages) 109 0 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis