June 15, 2020
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World History II
⟶ Updated 9 Oct 2017 ⟶
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4 Dec 2017
Pope Nicholas V gives Portugal permission to enslave W. African pagans.
Pope Nick strikes again and causes the slave trade to enter the interior of Africa.
Almina Castle becomes a primary holding cell for slaves and gold waiting in Ghana for trade (Barracoons).
The Zong: illustrates the horrors of the Middle Passage and chattel slavery.
Bacon's Rebellion: Slave response to governmental/social racism in the British colonies.
First Maroon Wars:Failed attempt by the Brits to enslave runaways.Demonstrates the rebellious power of slaves.
Stono Rebellion: example of the ability of slaves to rise against the horrors inflicted upon them.
Beginning of the Efuru Cult: example of how Africans combatted the slavers in the African interior.
Murad I founds the janissary corps in the Ottoman Empire. Christian slaves given opportunity to move up social scale.
Osman begins the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia.
The Auspicious Incident: janissary barracks destroyed to control them under Mahmud II. Modernization of Ottoman Empire.
La Malinche gifted to Cortés
La Malinche dies
Tenochtitlán falls; Mexico City and the Spanish Empire begins
Incan ruler Atahualpa is killed by conquistadors. Empire falls.
Florentine Codex published: gives Europeans insightinto the lives of American natives
John Cabot attempts to find NW Passage: begins wealthy cod trade for England
Dutch East India Company begins: imperialism of Spice Islands; land and sea domination
British East India Company begins: sets up in India since Netherlands control the islands
95 Theses: symbolic beginning of Reformation, specifically Lutheranism
Matteo Ricci arrives in China: start of Jesuit/Western influence in China
Addison Pratt: begins Mormon religious imperialism in the Pacific
Jamaica is the primary exporter of sugar.
Lady Anna of Bedford begins afternoon tea thereby cementing in British culture the reason for exploiting Eastern trade resources.
Bussa's Revolt: response to British slave trade ending without actually freeing the slaves
British abolish slavery in the Empire
Napoleon begins to reinstate French slavery in the colonies
Songhai Kingdom: Had slaves known as the arbi who could rise through social ranks in positions like artisans or soldiers. This slavery predates "modern" chattel slavery.
Indian Ocean Trade: Dominated by Muslim spice trade. Early plantation slavery in Africa.
Trans-Atlantic Trade: Brings African slaves to the Americas and raw goods to Europe; start of chattel slavery.
Racial slavery begins in the Americas: Virginia's laws to limit the rights of blacks/slaves in the colony.
Reign of Murad II: founded devshirme system of gaining slaves. Tribute to the sultan that supported janissaries.
British East India Company
Haitian Revolution: response to French Revolution and the lack of freedom for all in the French Empire.
Enlightenment: a revolution in thought focussed on the recognition of natural law and rights of humans; philosophes.
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