Analysis Of The New York Times : Cape Palmas Terms Of Equality With Mesrurado, Bassa, And Sinoe

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In 1857, The New York Times published an article discussing Cape Palmas terms of equality with Mesrurado, Bassa, and Sinoe caused difficulties in Liberia leading to shortage in food. In many places around the world suffer from hunger and poverty, but Africa is where the most suffering happens, especially in places like Liberia. In Africa, Liberia is one of the poorest countries and the people have no support from their government. One of the main causes of Liberia suffering from food shortage was the invasion of Europeans in the fifteenth century. Many racial claims began escalating, leading Africans to not be seen as humans and having everything they owned taken away from them. Racial inequality has caused countries such as Liberia, to go into poverty and caused people to go into starvation. Before and in the early fifteenth century, Africa was in an era when Africans had a great food security, but was soon destroyed when their country was invaded by foreigners. In the fifteenth century, Europeans encountered Africans and because they looked different, Europeans did not see Africans as actual humans, so they took advantage of them which soon led to the Atlantic slave trade. Africans were sold and transported to the New World slave trade and were to work for hard labor for their owners. Europeans also extracted raw materials from Africans such as cotton, assorted minerals, coffee, etc. The slave trade lasted from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century, leaving…

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