Black Experience to 1865
Black Experience to 1865 AFAM 101
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Format The test will be held in class Arrive on time and expect to spend the entire class time working on the exam On the exam day you will need a Scantron available for purchase at UNC Student Stores a 2 pencil and a pen The exam will be a multiple choice format similarto your first reading quiz The test will be closed book and closed notes Also all cell phones electronic devices including portable audio players eg iPods must be put away for the duration of the test The Honor Code will be in force Coverage You will be responsible for everything covered in class from Friday August 24th through Friday October 12th This includes lectures discussions and inclass videos In general anything from the assigned readings lectures or inclass videos could be on the test The exceptions are geographical references material from The Classic Slave Narratives and any other material specified below In order to help you focus I have provided a list of readings a partial list below of key concepts and themes that you should know as well as study tips Readings Larson Myths about Africa Africans and African History Northrup Atlantic Slave Trade Parts lVV Morgan Laboring Women Chapter 1 Klein and Vinson African slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean Ch 14 Larson and Morgan are on Sakai the othertexts are required forthe course so you should have them You will not be responsible for Miner Body Ritual among the Naracimaquot Gates The Classic Slave Narratives nor Northrup Atlantic Slave Trade Parts llll Study Tips for the Midterm Exam 1 Your notes lecture notes and personal notes from the assigned readings with the exception of The Classic Slave Narratives are your best resource for studying To do well on the midterm review your lecture notes and the notes you made while you were reading 2 To prepare for the exam be able to provide thorough descriptions of all of the key concepts and thorough answers for all of the recapreview questions from the PowerPoint presentations presented at the end of lectures 3 Use the Klein and Vinson readings to supplement the lecture on Forced Labor in the Americas Hispaniola Mexico and Brazilquot Sample Question Choose the best possible answer 7 What is true about Native American relationships with enslaved Africans a Native Americans saw enslaved Africans as very different and quickly adopted racist views similarto those of the British b Being very proud culturally Native Americans refused to mix sexually with enslaved Africans d Native Americans never owned African people as they believed in the fundamental equality of people What are general characteristics of the Western Sudanese empires of Ghana Mali and Songhai What are some larger trends of pre colonial West African history of which these empires were a part of Why are people of the forest regions of West Africa important to the study of AFAM history The forest regions are a big area for the transatlantic slave trade women played a role in the society forthe first time and social stratification still has a hold today in Western culture What distinguished the Kingdom of the Kongo from other African kingdoms The Kingdom of the Kongo s people readily accepted Christianity and there was a more European influence in this Kingdom than was in other African kingdoms at the time Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Who were enslaved Convicts POWs peasants tributes from a village sent to the main city and sold to Europeans Why were they soldFor profitDumb question Why AfricansBecause indigenous people The Taino would not cooperate and Africans already had a knowledge of growing crops The Spanish ordered the 1st shipment of Africans in 1501 How was African slavery different from American slavery Children born of slaves were born free in Africa born as slaves in America In Africa slaves had social rights Allowed freedom to travel some freedom of religion etc Enslaved people in Africa could move up and become free eventually through time served or purchasing their freedom In Africa slavery wasn t permanent Who controlled the slave trade The Europeans The Caribbean and The North Americans AFAM 101 Sections 3 and 4 FALL 2012 Key Concepts 0 Ethnocentrism is judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one39s own cultureThe ethnocentric individual will judge other groups relative to his or her own particular ethnic group or culture especially with concern to language behavior customs and religion Sahel The SemiDesert region that transitions Africa from desert to Savannah regions Civilization A government with a written language urban centers a surplus of goods food agriculture currency etc NileLongest river in the World Flows from South to North provided irrigation of crops and transportation as well as water and food Nubia The land in which the Kush lived This term and Kush are basically interchangeable Kush Established their kingdom in 1000 BCE traded with Egypt and in 8th Century BCE took control of parts of Egypt They took on many Egyptian characteristics Meroe39 Traded with Eastern Africans known for their iron smelting established the 1st industrial center fell to Axum in the 4th Century BCE afterthis time they suffered a severe depletion of their land