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    In Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup, Solomon resisted slavery by analyzing people, situations, the connection between God and slavery, and building connections. Solomon's story begins with his account of his father Mintus Northrup which became a free slave after his master's death. His fathered raised Solomon and his brother with morals as well as their place in reference to God. Mintus Northrup helps Solomon develop a solid foundation to resist his capture and his enslavement by giving him the moral and ethical tools to analyze what is wrong and what is right. He then describes his capture and at first Solomon was pleased with his new "employment" and suspected nothing unusual. Then when his is bond in Washington he realizes he has been tricked by his new employers and recognizes the true lengths slave traders were willing to go to capture slaves. His analysis of his capture makes him believe that slavery came with the real lose of human integrity. This analysis of human integrity helps show the reader Solomon's moral character and how he thought on a high scale which could in part be credited to his father. He then goes on to describe the time he spent in William's Slave Pen. Solomon describes how he pleads with Burch that he is a free man but then Burch beats him into submission. He goes on to analysis the other slaves captive with him and how slavery shows man's real inhumanity towards others for personal gain which is shown when he says "I had not then learned…

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    The movie, 12 Years a Slave, starts off with a group of slaves obtaining instruction on how to cultivate sugar cane crops. That group of slaves, singing the Lord’s Prayer, labored until late evening, and then, many group of slaves, got together for the dinner. Among the group slaves, Solomon Northup perceives the dark-colored juice of blackberries, and attempts to produce ink; however, he wasn’t successful. Later, in the midnight, Solomon’s sleep is disturbed by a passionate woman, which…

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    Anthropology 104 Research Essay: Blackbirding in 19th Century Peru and Rapa Nui: In the nineteenth century, Islands in the Pacific were able to develop like any place on earth. With ranges of different climates and land that at their disposal, the islands inhabitants were able to work together on their own to identify how best to keep their land rich in produce in order to keep their people happy and healthy. That is until forced migration being a defining factor for the future outcomes of the…

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    The minority that chose to migrate did not know what was to come. They were treated just as horribly as the others who were forced; they were all obliged to sign contracts that they couldn’t read since it was all in English. Regarding the people who were deceived into coming they were usually lured in with mirrors, knifes and other possessions that they believed would help them survive. 50, 000 people who were mostly men and relatively women had come from 80 Pacific Islands which encompassed…

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    horribly as the others who were forced; they were all obliged to sign contracts that they couldn’t read since it was all in English. Regarding the people that were deceived into coming they were usually lured in with mirrors, knifes and other possessions that they believed would help them survive. 50, 000 people who were mostly men and relatively women had come from 80 Pacific Islands which encompassed Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. South sea islanders were mainly blackbirded to work in Cotton…

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    Blackbirding was most popular during 1847 and the first attempt to stop it happened during 1904. The south sea islanders were locked into boats and carted to Australia, Queensland. Blackbirding was practiced so white people could use the south sea islanders to their advantage and not have to work in the worst conditions. Coming to Australia had a major negative effect on the south sea islanders because many were forced to migrate. The negative effects include being forced to leave their families…

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