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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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Nat Turner Sierra Leone
1,178 wordsIt could be considered almost ludicrous that most African-Americans were content with their station in life. Although that was how they were portrayed to the white people, it was a complete myth. Most slaves were dissatisfied with their stations in life, and longed to have the right of freedom. Their owners were acutely conscious of this fact and went to great lengths to prevent slave uprisings from occurring. An example of a drastic measure would be the prohibition of slaves receiving letters. ...
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Sierra Leone African Countries
991 wordsEach country in the entire world has experienced a great deal of change whether it be Religion, beliefs, food, or education. You may think that just because you live in the United States that every state has evolved the same, well not really at all the East coast was all founded years before the West and just like America other countries follow a similar pattern like Africa. There are so many different African countries that all have such different pasts and different stories. Even back when the...
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U S Embassy U S State
1,401 wordsA civil war that has raged for seven years in the small West African country of Sierra Leone has turned increasingly brutal. (1, p. 1) Rebels are mutilating civilians without much response from the international community. A strong Nigerian contingency has tried to suppress the rebellion, but the rebels continue to cause major trouble in Sierra Leone. The rebels overthrew President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. However, President Kabbah returned to office on March 10, 1998 to face the task of restoring or...
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Crimes Against Humanity Sierra Leone
1,419 words... e. With President Kabbah back at the head of government, many people faced criminal charges of collaborating with the coup. A former government minister and nine others were sentenced to death for collaborating with the bloody 1997 coup. The sentences pronounced in the High Court by Judge Bankole Rashid brought to 27 the number of civilians condemned to death by hanging in connection with the May 1997 coup and its aftermath. (9, p. 1) Veteran politician Nancy Steele, 75, and two other women ...
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Sierra Leone Rebel Forces
1,738 wordsThe British established a colony at Freetown in 1787 for slaves returning to Africa from Great Britain and the United States and for slaves rescued from shipwrecks. The land of original settlement, where the city later developed, was purchased from local chiefs. The Sierra Leone Company, formed in 1791, administered the settlement until 1808, when it became a crown colony. Britain set up a protectorate over the hinterland of Freetown in 1896. The British were relatively nice towards the people o...
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Sierra Leone Freed Slaves
1,781 words... ra Leone that caused a problem was the large amount of Lebanese immigrant traders that entered the country and are still there today. Before the Lebanese traders arrived, native traders were able to make a decent living by selling goods such as rice and kola nut. These Lebanese traders entered the country around the time that a railway was introduced to the towns of Pendembu and Make, and quickly took to selling imported goods in the street. By their modest lifestyle and fierce determination...
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Violent Conflict Sierra Leone
963 wordsConflict From Environmental Scarcity or Lust For Wealth? In "Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict, " Thomas F. Homer-Dixon writes about the possible conflicts that are caused by environmental scarcities, using three different hypotheses's to do so. I found the first hypothesis to be most compelling because I feel it is the most prevalent in the world today. The first hypothesis in "Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict" states that environmental scarcity causes simple-scarcity c...
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Third World Countries First World Countries
1,623 wordsThe purpose of this essay is to discuss the differences between Third World and UK hunger from a social scientists perspective. Social scientists, when looking at a wide issue such as hunger, tend to analyse thoroughly the underlying and triggering factors in each World, to come to an accurate understanding. Contrasts can be drawn between the reasons for hunger in the UK and third World. First of all, the Third and First Worlds need to be defined so that false assumptions are not made which woul...
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A Long Way Gone Memoirs Of Boy Soldier
2,707 wordsA Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is written by Ismael Beah. The author of the book was born in Sierra Leone in 1980, and then, eighteen years later, he moved to the United States. His biography doesn't remind the lives of ordinary writers, as, unlike them, his life wasn't very sweet. The book tells the story of his childhood, when in 1991 a civil war took place in Sierra Leone, the place, where he was born and spent his childhood. A Long Way Gon...
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Sierra Leone Colonial Era
2,427 wordsCulture of Violence (1) In recent years, the notion of culture of violence has been given a negative sounding by pushers of left-wing agenda, as it implies that peoples tendency to indulge in anti-social behavior is genetically predetermined. In its turn, such suggestion does not correspond to artificially designed social myths, upon which the concept of political Liberalism is based. The culture of violence has traditionally been referred to as peoples subconscious acceptance of the fact that r...
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Female Genital Mutilation Labia Minora
2,061 wordsWorldwide, Female Genital Mutilation Introduction: Worldwide, an estimated 130 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation. At least two million women a year are at risk of undergoing some form of the procedure. These numbers equal out to approximately 6, 000 women at risk per day. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Female Genital Mutilation as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital or...
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Sierra Leone Cold Blooded
1,112 wordsReview: Diamond: The History Of A Cold-Blooded Review: Diamond: The History Of A Cold-Blooded Love Affair By Matthew Hart No stone unturned Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair Matthew Hart 287 pp, Fourth Estate The story of diamonds has often been told, and with good reason: the mining and selling of the sparkling gems provides an exciting caricature of the extremes of capitalism. The exploration and digging in remote corners of the world; the huge investment in equipment and labo...
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Sierra Leone Boarding School
820 wordsThe truth about Daddy The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughters Memoir Aminatta Forna 409 pp, HarperCollins When western television screens began to show women and children with amputated limbs, and other devastating evidence emerged of the descent into violence in Sierra Leones civil war in the late 1990 s, the crude explanation was that a generation of drug-fuelled youths had been incited by diamond-hungry Lebanese and Liberians to rebel against the corrupt and incompetent status quo. Am...
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