History Response Paper: Slavery

History Response Paper: Slavery - Noah Lombardo A White...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Noah Lombardo A White Man’s Burden 1. “Racism” is a broad term that has a different meaning today than it did back when slavery was practiced in the United States, and the text itself deals specifically with racism in eighteenth and nineteenth century America. 2. “Blackness” was a generally negative term. According to the British, apes we somewhat connected to sin and blackness. As the African culture different immensely from English culture, many British settlers perceived the Africans as barbarians, inferior to whites. Jordan notes in Chapter one that English travelers commonly linked African heathenism with “blackness” and “savagery” (13). 3. African culture was drastically different from English culture, to the shock of many British settlers. Religiously, African heathenism essentially proved to be the refusal to live up to English standards rather than a simple religious defect, thus leading the British to see them as inferior beings. Furthermore, the Africans’ seemingly savage behavior at times appalled the settlers. 4.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/28/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

Page1 / 2

History Response Paper: Slavery - Noah Lombardo A White...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online