Ghana

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African-American slavery – American history

By |2019-02-04T10:42:52-07:00August 14th, 2017|Africa, North America, People|

The Middle Passage: Slave fort in Ghana Millions of people enslaved Although other people, both white and Native American, have been held as slaves in North America, the experience of the African people who were forced to come to North America as slaves was more unusual, because more than half of the people living in slave states were [...]

Germany in the 1800s – Bismarck

By |2019-04-03T13:02:43-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Map of Europe after the Congress of Vienna (thanks to Wikipedia) What was the Congress of Vienna? An alliance of European armies finally defeated Napoleon in 1814. Then all the European countries held meetings known as the Congress of Vienna. They wanted to figure out the best way to stop anyone from conquering them again. They [...]

Chocolate and Africa

By |2019-04-08T07:20:40-07:00June 21st, 2017|Africa, Economy, Food|

A white man beating an enslaved African man in Brazil African-American slavery and chocolate As more and more people wanted chocolate, farmers had to grow more and more cocoa beans. By 1677, Spanish land-owners were buying West African people to farm cocoa beans as slaves, first in Brazil, and then in Venezuela. African-American [...]