Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • West Indies Slavery

    While a large distance may separate Carolina and the West Indies these two places could be said to be exactly identical in the 18th century. Places in the West Indies quickly found a quick production in sugar that translated to large amounts of wealth. However the need for land was not suitable on the West Indie islands. In an effort to attempt to find more land the elite planters made way to America to try to create a new colony but of similar taste as the West Indies. This system in the West Indies was the main factor as to why the Carolinas saw success and was able to be colonized the way. The West Indies system of race based slavery, large production of a crash crop, the unequal slave demographics, and harsh, but fertile environments were…

    Words: 1367 - Pages: 6
  • Power And Influence On Columbus's Life

    written, stories have been told, and history books often credit Columbus as the forefather of America. Columbus is arguably one of the most influential individuals in American history and his impact is still felt today. In this paper I will begin by discussing the explicit account of Columbus’s first voyage to “The Indies” in his letter to the king and queen of Spain. Then I will go into detail of the implicit meaning behind his letter and the impact it had on the following historical…

    Words: 862 - Pages: 4
  • Genocide Of The Indies Summary

    Genocide of the Indies as Described by Las Casas A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, was written by Bartolome de las Casas to attempt to stop the genocide that was being committed to the natives by his people. The book shares many episodes of acts of genocide. These acts correspond with the definition of the United Nations definition of genocide by as the U.N. themselves list the acts of, “…Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;…

    Words: 964 - Pages: 4
  • Colonization Of The Indies Analysis

    Questions about the primary source “The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account (1542)” by Bartolome de Las Casas. According to Las Casas, what were the effects of Spanish colonization on the native populations of the Caribbean Islands (the Indies)? As Las Casas states, the natives were a peaceable and friendly people, yet the Spaniards treated them with tremendous amounts of cruelty. Their brutal actions caused the native population to lower from an estimated three million so somewhere…

    Words: 928 - Pages: 4
  • Cultural Differences Between Europeans And Native Americans

    in history happened around the late 1400’s when a slightly well known man by the name of Christopher Columbus came across what is now known as North America. Columbus actually thought he had found a new and shorter route to the West Indies. When this was announced, the news spread like wildfire and it was not soon after that, other countries began to send their own explorers. It was a bright and positive time when leaders wanted to claim new land for their country. But, what of the people that…

    Words: 936 - Pages: 4
  • Making Of The West Indies Summary

    I'll talk about the book entitled The Making of the West Indies, first published in 1960. The book is the result of the collaboration of F.R Augier, S.C Gordon, A.G Hall and M. Reckford. In the preface of the book, we learn that two of the authors went to schools in England and two others went to school in the West Indies. What is interesting is that they went to school in different places but they attended the same course of history, consequently they learned the same thing. Each of them…

    Words: 900 - Pages: 4
  • Las Casas Destruction Of The Indies

    The motivation for Las Casas to write A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies was to inform the king and queen of Spain about the horrific acts the Spaniards were committing in the New World. He is also writing to inform the king that if these acts do not stop that the Spaniards will be punished by God by saying “if God is to continue to watch over the Crown of Castile and ensure its future well-being and prosperity, both spiritual and temporal” then the actions of “Your Royal Highness…

    Words: 339 - Pages: 2
  • Ex-Slavery In The West Indies

    In 1838 in the British West Indies, there was a dire need for labour after the Apprenticeship system ended. In the large colonies such as Trinidad and Jamaica, there was a vast amount of land available. The ex-slaves tried obtaining these lands with tactics such as squatting, buying land and renting in order to become independent peasants. In the smaller colonies however, the ex-slaves migrated to the larger colonies for work and available land. Some ex-slaves made the choice of working on the…

    Words: 1541 - Pages: 7
  • Dutch East Indies Case Study

    The colonial architecture in Dutch East Indies from 1816 to 1942 The architectural works in the Dutch East Indies from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century were done by the expertise from Dutch. A problem came because they were not trained to make a design for a tropical land. The engineers and the architects adopted the trend and the style from Europe but adapted it to the climate and the geography in the Dutch East Indies. Ravesteijn and ten Horn (2007) and van Roosmalen…

    Words: 1003 - Pages: 5
  • American Racing League Case Study

    Question 1 Indy Racing League IRL, an open wheel racing automobile racing series formed due to the split between Indy Car and CART, a sanctioning body of open wheel auto racing. The split was due to many conflicts between both the bodies out of which the main conflict is widely believed to be the Indian Polis 500, the most popular racing event owned by Tony George of Indy Racing League. CART allotted some points to drivers taking part in the Indian Polis 500 despite the event being the most…

    Words: 1784 - Pages: 8
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: