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Lecture, 9/8/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  Asian American Studies 128AC: Muslims in America  -   Prince Among Slaves —PBS DOCUMENTARY - Narrative of Prince Abdul Rahman  - Reflective paper will be assigned on documentary and Diouf’s book - 1829—heading East to Africa o Leaving family, hope to reunite with them once again - 1788—Futa Jallon, West Africa o Abdul Rahman o Father was king - At 26, given command over 2000 men to ensure path to the sea o Defeated enemies and was successful in his mission o But ambushed when coming back (men with guns) - Dragged to the sea—over 100 miles o Sold to slave traders on English ship for weapons, tobacco, etc.  - New World hunger for slave labor - Many died along the way—thrown overboard to the sharks o Standing, shackled, or stacked like sardines—thrown minimal food and water - 300 years earlier, Portuguese had landed in the area in search of gold and trade  o Race for guns between the African peoples—used people as currency of choice in  exchange for artillery - More than ¾ of people of the world were enslaved at one point  - Largest forced migration in history—12 million people in 400 years - Crossed 3000 miles to be sold again o To Spanish Port of Natchez, in Mississippi - Rahman’s observations: buildings not well built unlike home - Saturdays—big trading day o Unsophisticated bunch of people—most illiterate, rarely paid in cash, usually in  mortgage paints for future crop production - Thomas Foster—businessman from South Carolina, ambitious - Spanish government giving grants of land to people to come settle in Natchez - Selling—removing identity and bestowing another—in turn, person set as property, an  object - “2 brute negroes” sold to Foster for 930 pesos o Rahman and “Samba” - Foster had money but lived in the wilderness - Futa Jallon—Almani rulled o Sophisticated society, fought wars, traded captives themselves
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Lecture, 9/8/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  o Felt a sense of superiority
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