African Diaspora Paper1

African Diaspora Paper1 - Osarume Asuwata February 25th,...

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Osarume Asuwata February 25 th , 2011 African Diaspora Test Dr. Arthur Burt 1.) Explain fully the Global Dimension of the African Diaspora and How it differs from other diasporas. Africans had been migrating into Europe, Asia. There were voluntary movements of people who integrated, intermarried and were absorbed into their new communities. The Global Dimension of the African Diaspora was divided into three different trades. Muslim and Arab Slave Trade (7 th century A.D) Prophet mohammed claimed to received an inspiration from Angel Gabriel in a cave near mecca where he was advised to preach Monotheism. (the existence of only 1 god) The people of mecca worshipped several gods and saw mohammed as a form of disturbance which led to the prosecutors of him and his followers. He advised his followers to cross from Saudi Arabia to Egypt while he settled in a little town called Medina. His followers conquered Egypt and converted it to Islam. They ended up conquering all of north Africa. There was an ethnic and cultural transformation in which muslim traders from the east started trading with north Africa. Hereditus described Egypt as the gift of the river nile. Africans served in Mesopotamia, Persia, China, India, Turkey and other parts of Asia. But this was the first time people were taken from one continent to serve in another which set the precedence in internationalizing African Slave Trade.
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Osarume Asuwata February 25 th , 2011 African Diaspora Test Dr. Arthur Burt Moorish occupation of Southern Europe (9 th century A.D to the 11 th century A.D) A militant group consisting of Africans and Arabs calling themselves moors of Africa crossed into the most southern part of Europe by a narrow piece of water. They conquered and occupied Spain, Portugal and France. For two centuries, the southern Europe was occupied by a group of Arabs and Africans. The enslaved people were the road builders, towns, cities and school builders. In the 11 th century A.D, the Europeans forced the moors back into North Africa who left their slaves behind. They weren’t enslaved by the Europeans so some of them moved to Germany, Holland, Britain and
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