The buying and selling of slaves, especially of African people who were taken to North and South America from the 16th to the 19th century
4 apr. 2020
4 apr. 2020
At the end of the Middle Ages, European powers realized that the African continent harbored a seemingly inexhaustible wealth of resources. The Portuguese were among the first to set out to conquer the continent. They went in search of gold, but they came back with hundreds of thousands of captives to sell as slaves in Europe.
From the coasts of Africa, the Conquistadores sailed on to Brazil, where they established a trading center. There, the Portuguese set up the first colonies that were populated exclusively by slaves. On the island of São Tomé, off of Gabon, they found their most lucrative commodity: sugar cane, and the sugar plantation became the blueprint for the profitable exploitation of the New World.
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4 apr. 2020
In the 17th century, the Atlantic became the battleground of a war for sugar. European kingdoms sought ever-greater riches. To satisfy their greed, they opened new slavery routes from Africa to the islands of the New World in the Caribbean. With the complicity of banks and insurance companies, they industrialized the slave trade, pushing the number of deportations to unprecedented levels. Almost seven million Africans were trapped in captivity, in an endless spiral of violence. Up until the abolition of slavery, humans were trafficked across immense territories. The slave trade drew its own frontiers and created its own laws in a world marked by violence and the thirst for power and profit.
The history of slavery dates back to the earliest advanced, human civilizations. As early as the 7th century A.D, Africa became the epicenter of a human trafficking network that stretched across the globe. Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao, Somali… more than twenty million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. The scale of the trade was so immense that for a long time, it was impossible to untangle the mechanisms that drove this criminal system.
4 apr. 2020
Africa was long at the center of the slave trade. In the 18th century, the abolitionist movement began gathering momentum in London, Paris and Washington. After the slave rebellion in the French colony of Saint Domingue (modern-day Haiti), and in the face of growing public outrage, Europe’s major powers abolished the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1807. But Europe was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, and couldn’t afford to give up its slave workforce. To satisfy its need for raw materials, it relocated the frontiers of slavery and turned a blind eye to new forms of human exploitation in Brazil, the United States and Africa. When the slave trade was abolished in 1807, there were more Africans in captivity than ever before. Within 50 years, nearly 2.5 million men, women and children were deported. The ban was far from the end of slavery.
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Eindelijk……naar deze hilarische verborgen cameragrap van Bananasplit heb ik zo lang gezocht! En dan vandaag, zomaar in de uitzending van Bananasplit op Best24.
Ff op een knullige manier vastgelegd, maar mag de pret niet drukken!
BANANASPLIT – KRAAK DE CODE EN OPEN DE KLUIS
Meisje doet een poging om op de beursstand van ‘Remmers Kluizen’ de code van de brandkast te kraken om zo 10000 gulden te winnen.
De eigenaar ziet glimlachend toe hoe een meisje haar best doet om de code van de kluis te kraken.
Het lachen vergaat hem echter snel als ze na een paar minuten de kluisdeur écht opendraait en euforisch de enveloppe met 10000 gulden aan haar moeder laat zien.
Zelden iemand zo onthutst zien reageren: “Dit kán niet! Dit kán niet…….Het is absoluut onmogelijk.
Er zijn 3 miljoen combinaties te maken met deze kluis……dit kán dus niet!………Tja…… Het kan dus wel…..”‘
En toch kan het niet 😉