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History of Brazil – Brazil and colonization

By |2019-02-22T06:00:17-07:00September 8th, 2017|History, South America, Where|

History of Brazil: The Tapuia people, ca. 1650 (by Albert Eckhout) Tupi war with Tapuia In the late 1400s AD, the Tupi people had just won a big war with the Tapuia people. They had gotten control of the Atlantic coast of South America (modern Brazil). They forced most of the Tapuia people inland. So the [...]

African-Americans after slavery – Reconstruction

By |2019-09-13T06:59:23-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|

Reconstruction: A 13-year-old boy sharecropping (1937) The end of slavery: Reconstruction During the Civil War, in 1863 AD, President Lincoln announced the end of slavery. When the North won the war, in 1865, Congress and the states voted to change the Constitution to make slavery illegal. So all the people who were enslaved in the South became free. More about [...]

Heian period – Early Medieval Japan

By |2019-08-07T10:07:32-07:00July 27th, 2017|History, Japan|

Heian Japan: Godai Kokuzo Bodhisattva (Jingo-ji Temple, Kyoto), ca. 800-900 AD Women shut out of power After Empress Koken died in 770 AD, there was a major change in how Japan's government worked. The powerful families got more power in Heian Japan, the same way they did in China about this time. Women were shut out of [...]

Organizing farm work – History of farming

By |2018-04-19T10:27:38-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|

Egyptian wall painting of farm work Family farms Maybe when people first started farming, each family pretty much farmed by itself. Mom and Dad and the kids planted the grain and the vegetables, and later they harvested them. And throughout antiquity and the middle ages, many farms were family farms that worked just like [...]

Sharecroppers and cotton – American History

By |2018-04-18T18:43:37-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, North America|

Sharecroppers and cotton: Cotton pickers in the 1800s AD Slavery and the cotton gin The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 AD made it possible for enslaved people to produce cotton cheaply enough so cotton was now the cheapest kind of cloth. Tens of thousands of black people worked hard as slaves [...]

Silk Road and Silver – Chinese economy

By |2019-04-25T05:34:19-07:00June 4th, 2017|China, Economy|

Ming Dynasty Farmers reaping millet or wheat: the Chinese economy What did most people work at? Just like in earlier times, most men and women in Qing Dynasty China were farmers, who spent most of their time planting seeds, weeding, and harvesting. Earlier Chinese economy Ming Dynasty China Qing Dynasty China All our [...]