African-American History

African-American History

Using your textbook effectively. Outline at Beginning of Chapter (p.5) Pay attention to bold print words. (p. 7) Glossary at back of book (p.931)

Timelines at the end of each chapter are helpful. (page 30) Very Helpful! Chapter Review and Assessment at the end of each chapter. (p. 32) Unit 1: From West Africa to the Early Americas (Ancient Times 1763) The Atlantic Slave Trade brings West Africans to the Colonies of the Americas.

Chapter 1: Africa 6000 BC 1600 AD Africa is home to many ancient civilizations. Interesting Quote These West African nations think themselves the foremost men in the world, and nothing will persuade them to the contrary. They

imagine that Africa is not only the greatest part of the world but also the happiest and most agreeable. Father Cavazzi, 1687 Section 1: Africa Large and geographically diverse continent Desert, Coast, Rain Forest, Grasslands, etc.

Believed to be the birthplace of humanity Ancient Egypt one of the earliest civilizations in world history Egyptian King = Pharaoh Other Ancient African Kingdoms Kush, Meroe, and Axum Section 2: West Africa

West African Kingdoms Rise and Fall Ancient Ghana (c. 350 c. 1200 AD) Mali (1230 1468 AD) Songhai (1464 1591 AD) What was the source of their power? Wealthy Trading Networks Goods such as: pepper, slaves, and especially gold Section 2: West Africa

West Africans served as both slave traders and slaves themselves. Most African-Americans trace their roots to the Western region of Africa. Quick Discussion: Why do you think that is??? Section 3: West African Society and Culture By the early 16th century, most West Africans were farmers.

Family Connections Depending on the ethnic group, extended families and lineages were either patrilineal or matrilineal. Patrilineal: tracing descent through the male line Matrilneal: tracing descent through the female line Section 3: West African Society and Culture Key Concepts In general, men dominated women in West Africa.

Slavery was a part of the social structure since ancient times. Religion: Islam or Indigenous (Local Beliefs) Art and Music: Connected to Local Religion Literature: Orally passed from generation to generation. Quick Review Questions Ch. 1 Africa

How would you describe the continent of Africa? Why are we focusing on West Africa for African-American studies? How would you describe West African culture?

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