Essays Tagged: "West Africa"

The Slave Trade and its Effects on Early America

homes and forced onto slave ships. Most of the Africans who were captured livedin small villages in West Africa. A typical village takeover would occur early in themorning. An enemy tribe would raid t ... n nations. In the late 1600's, Spain, Holland, England, France and Denmarkwere all sending ships to West Africa. The slave trade was becoming big business(Goodman, 7).Selection of the slaves by the tr ...

(5 pages) 264 0 3.5 Dec/1996

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


ot word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, ...

(2 pages) 119 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This is about the Nubians and Olmecs. I did this paper for anthroplogy. This is about the origan and difference between these to mesoamerican cultures.

h as the Tuxtla statuette excavation are inscribed with African writing used by the Mande people of West Africa (Wiener, 1922; Winters, 1979 , of Manding writing provide the "absolute proof " recovere ... a (1976) to critically read the sources of Africans in ancient America and study the archaeology of West Africa and the Sahara. A cursory reading of Wiener (1922) would have made it clear that the fou ...

(11 pages) 182 0 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Compare and Contrast "Ceremonial Dance Masks of the Oceanic and the African Culture".

worn during this ritual.The African Zoomorphic Dance Mask of the Bobo culture from Burkina Faso in West Africa was worn as an ornament in ritual ceremonies by powerful important people of the tribe. ... the mask. It also has a strap made from dog teeth that connect ear to ear, which is oddly the narrowest part of the mask, and a large beaded earring on one side. The African mask is painted black, wh ...

(2 pages) 71 0 2.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Reparation for slaves

d the sixteenth century, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began with ships traveling from Britain, to West Africa, and then to the Eastern coast of the present day United States. These Africans were tra ...

(5 pages) 140 2 4.6 Mar/2003

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

Ibn battuta was a traveler from North Africa, who traveled more than anybody of his time, even Marco Polo.

th men. He is also critical of women who in his view are not modest in dress, going "topless" as in West Africa (p56), and not having their faces covered as in Anatolia and the Steppe. He praises wome ...

(3 pages) 88 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History


eedom in 1841, after two years of debating whether or not they should be returned to their homes in West Africa or remain so called "slaves" as Cuban property. The revolt had a great impact in the Uni ...

(5 pages) 75 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Woman's Curse?, Meredith F. Small, The Sciences, Jan/Feb 1999, pp. 24-29.

d over treat menstruating women as taboo?An anthropologist offers a new answer - and a challenge to Westernideas about contraception"A Woman's Curse?, Meredith F. Small, The Sciences, Jan/Feb 1999, pp ... ruation can be advantageous, by examining a study, by Beverly I. Strassmann, of the Dogon people of West Africa.Throughout the world, menstruation seems to invoke primarily negative responses. In an e ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

This essay is about the colonization of West Africa and the effects it had on the people.

December 4, 2002Colonization in West AfricaThe West African community has been affected by colonization in many diverse ways, from t ... om the introduction of Christian Missionaries to the heart wounding slave trade.The colonization of West Africa can be divided into five major parts; British, French, German, Portuguese and Independen ... ation colonization.Africa was colonized principally for its rich natural resource. According to The West Africa Under Colonial Rule by Michael Crowder the land was in great possession of diamonds, gol ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

African Slaves in Virgina, (1600's).

s being preferred by plantation owners is that they could more easily be bought from traders on the West African coast and were more immune to European diseases than indigenous Americans or imported w ... uments they disguise the real reasons: Africans made better slave labourers than the Indians of the West Indies and North America because they came from a much more advanced type of society and were o ...

(2 pages) 55 1 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

This essay vividly illustrates the hardships of childhood education in West Africa.The title is "Education in Africa : A Matter of Survival of the Fittest".

ttest!'As he approached me by walking bare-footed on a dusty road in one of the poorest villages of West Africa (not mentioned), his eyes wept tears of hopelessness, discouragement, and agony. Without ... as become another victim of educational abuse mostly perpetuated by primary school teachers in many West-African countries. Plus, his dream of becoming a doctor was yet to fade due to the inaccurate, ...

(3 pages) 56 0 3.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Anaylsis of HIV & AIDS in West Africa.

the advancement of Africa's society as a whole. The number of HIV/AIDS victims is quickly rising in West Africa despite many of these countries having previously had relatively stable rates of the dis ... previously had relatively stable rates of the disease in previous years. My analysis of HIV/AIDS in West Africa will begin with a presentation of substantial proof that HIV and AIDS are serious proble ...

(4 pages) 99 0 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

This essay is about west africa's civil conflics.

West Africa's civil rightsFor more than a decade, the West African countries of Liberia and Sierra L ... men being beaten and raped, and men being beaten," Feimata says.Feimata made her way to Sawmill, in western Liberia, but remained there only a month before rebels moved in on the town in January 2002. ...

(2 pages) 45 0 1.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

'The Depths of the Depression'.

rder to survive were unnatural and gruesome, even for a third-world country. "In 1931, Cameroon, in West Africa, sends New York a check for $3.77 to help the starving" (Allen 58). The desperation that ... hile, many children in the cities grew thin with rickets (Burg 65). When the dust storms hit the Midwest it was the last straw. Many farmers gave up and went west looking for work in California, "the ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

Africa in de-colonization.

Africa- north and west Africa- the countries in north and west Africa are Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Most of the pe ... saster. The U.S came and restores peace. In 1971 the name Belgian Congo was changed to Zaire.Africa-west- Uganda was given independence in 1962 by the British. There were starvation through out the co ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

This essay is on the movement of the African culture to the New World and how it contributed to the cultural diversity in the new lands.

her locations played a major role in the amount of similarities between these cultures and those of West Africa. This was because the Atlantic Ocean was the only obstacle that separated West Africa fr ... -toned support drums having taken over the ostinato patterns. The passage of the master drum from lowest to highest pitch may be considered an influence of European music on rumba drumming.The three v ...

(5 pages) 163 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

This is an essay detailng how slaves found strength and solace in music ehile working during they times of the black atlantic slave trade.

The Blues"From the years 1505 to 1870, the world underwent the largest forced migration in history: West Africa was soon to be convulsed by the arrival of Europeans and become the advent of the transa ...

(4 pages) 94 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Nigeria - why is it under-developed and what can be done to improve its situation?

t under-developed and what can be done to improve its situation?IntroductionNigeria is a country in West Africa, next to Niger, Chad, Benin, Cameroon and the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria has a size that is ... e GNP per capita is about $280, which is very little compared to the $20,000 that most countries in Western Europe have. This stops Nigeria from developing; without money they cannot take fully advant ...

(5 pages) 109 0 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

MY HOMETOWN This esssay describes the hometown of the writer in Onitsha, Anambra Nigeria and some feutures found in both the state and Home town

it has called the Onitsha Main-Market. This market happens to be the prevalent market in the whole West Africa. It is mainly because of this market that the town has some of the characteristics ident ...

(4 pages) 56804 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

AIDS: Information

from chimpanzees as a result of a human killing a chimp and eating it for food. This chimp was from West Africa, which was also where the first case originated. It is then presumed that HIV spread fro ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases