20 Matching Annotations
  1. Nov 2015
    1. Africans brought to the Americas the greatly varied cultures of their homelands, including folklore, language, music, and foodways.

      It's things we see even today. Many aspects of our culture today derived from the African/black culture.

    1. Each one receives, as his weekly allowance, three and a half pounds of bacon, and corn enough to make a peck of meal. That is all- - no tea, coffee, sugar, and with the exception of a very scanty sprinkling now and then, no salt....

      I always knew slaves didn't get much, but it's sick how another being could deprive another of so much.

    2. They do not dare to stop even at dinner time, nor return to the quarters, however late it be, until the order to halt is given by the driver.

      He says "they do not dare", which makes me think they were scared to ever stop unless told they could.

    1. Over the course of the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, slavery became so endemic to the “Cotton Belt” that travelers, writers, and statisticians began referring to the area as the “Black Belt,” not only to describe the color of the rich land, but also to describe the skin color of those forced to work its fields, line its docks, and move the products of others’ lands.

      It shows how lowly civilians saw the people they forced to work as slaves.

    2. Although slavery arrived in the Americas long before cotton became a profitable commodity, the use and purchase of slaves, the moralistic and economic justifications for the continuation of slavery, even the urgency to protect the practice from extinction before the Civil War all received new life from the rise of cotton and the economic, social, and culture growth spurt that accompanied its success.

      Americans knew slavery was wrong, but they used cotton to justify the needs for slavery were still as strong.

  2. Oct 2015
    1. . Therefore we need not be uneasy that the English Settle upon our Lands as by that means they can more easily Supply our wants.

      Having the English around actually would benefit the Natives in the long run.

    2. the contest between European imperial rivals for control of North America strengthened the natives’ hand.

      did it strengthen them because the English and French were more worried about controlling the land over each other?

    1. they would be glad to see any Man, that dare exert a British Act of Parliament here.”

      He was fearful

    2. provincial soldiers under his command were challenging his authority.

      He arrived and they didnt want to follow his orders.

  3. Sep 2015
    1. For in the beginning the Indians regarded the Spaniards as angels from Heaven. Only after the Spaniards had used violence against them, killing, robbing, torturing, did the Indians ever rise up against them....

      The Indians welcome the Spanish with open arms, and thought the most highly of them. The Spanish took advantage of that, saw a weak spot, and attacked.

    2. They are also poor people, for they not only possess little but have no desire to possess worldly goods. For this reason they are not arrogant, embittered, or greedy.

      The poor was very humble. They were okay with what they had, and didn't want unnecessary needs.

    1. Spain had a one-hundred year head start on New World colonization and a jealous England eyed the enormous wealth that Spain gleaned from the new World.

      England saw the profit Spain was getting from colonization, and figure theyd join the trend to gain such wealth.

    2. Dutch women maintained separate legal identities from their husbands and could therefore hold property and inherit full estat

      Women were beginning to maintain rights by themselves. With their names solely on the document.

    3. The French preference for trade over permanent settlement fostered more cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships with Native Americans than was typical among the Spanish and English.

      Unlike the English and the Spanish who saw Native Americans as slaves, the French saw Native Americans as potential trade partners.

  4. Aug 2015
    1. If she was mad at Obtala, why did she drown innocent people?

    2. he

      Were the imperfect figures he made to be considered human?

    1. ways

      ANother example of how nature saves humanity

    2. A huge example of humanity and nature and how they come together.

    1. over

      God wanted man to be at the top and rule over all his other creations.

    2. divided

      God created the sun to remove complete and toal darkness from Earth