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Late Eighteenth Century Slave Trade
2,973 wordsFrom the 1520 s to the 1860 s 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 laborers in plantation eco...
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Late Eighteenth Century British North America
2,918 words... tes often greater than for all other overseas trades combined. Slave mortality usually increased during the last stages of a particularly long passage when there were shortages of food and water. The Atlantic crossing lasted three to five weeks from West African trading sites such as the Gambia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone Rivers. Near the equator, in regions such as the Bights of Benin and Biafra (near present-day Nigeria), the voyage to the Americas took several months. A few French ships tr...
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Atlantic Slave Trade 19 Th Century
1,054 wordsThe Slave Trade The slave trade of the 15 th- 19 th century is an example of the largest migration in the history of the world. This forced migration turned out to be the event that influenced the historical process until now. Although the slavery derives from the ancient world, the transatlantic slave trade appears to be the largest in its scale and amount of people involved. Approximately 12 million of people from western and central part of Africa were brought to the North and South America. ...
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German Air Force World War Ii
2,168 wordsCharles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25, 000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an America...
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U S Air Charles Augustus
842 wordsLindbergh, Charles Augustus (1902 - 1974), American aviator, engineer, and Pulitzer Prize winner, who was the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born February 4, 1902, in Detroit and was delivered by his great-uncle. When he was three years old, his three-story house burned down and a simpler home was built in its place. From the age of six he had his own gun and soon became an expert marksman. His mother, Evangeline Lindbergh, first en...
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Latin American Countries Charles Lindbergh
2,254 wordsOne of the greatest heroes the world has ever known Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He is most famous for his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh acquired great fame for doing " good will" tours in Latin America. Other than politicians and war heroes no one has yet quite matched his fame. He was a genus when it came to aviation and mechanics. He advised the making and design of several planes from ones made of wood and wire to supersonic jets. He helped several countries...
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Hit The Ground 1936 The Hindenburg Ship
834 wordsThe Hindenburg, originally Hindenburg HINDENBURG The Hindenburg, originally designated the L. Z. 129, was a rigid AIRSHIP built by the firm of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Completed and tested in 1936, it was the worlds first transatlantic commercial airliner. The airship was 245 m (804 ft) long, had a maximum diameter of 41 m (135 ft), and was kept aloft by 200, 000 cu m (7, 000, 000 cu ft) of hydrogen in 16 cells. Four 1, 050 -hp Daimler-Benz diesel engines provided a to...
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Christopher Columbus Slave Trade
563 wordsWhen Christopher Columbus first sighted land on that fateful day in October over 500 years ago, he did not know that he was leading America in a new direction. This direction would lead to the greatest nation in history. But it would also lead to the total destruction of one of the most culturally advanced groups of people in the world, the Native American Indians. These two different views have led to a controversial argument between people all over America. Was Christopher Columbus a bold visi...
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