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What is this?Edit

This is a picture of some African Americans that were having some sort of reunion. They have a lot of different people there just sitting on the floor. They seem to be celebrating something. You can see the salves are with barely any clothing. Some of them have some poles on them.

What do we know about it?Edit

This fits into the story of the triangular trade because of the plantations that were used (corn, cotton, rum and other crops). It also shares about the slaves during the triangular trade. This trade is important in history because it’s about the slaves being exported. After them the crops being exported for guns.

According to the Wikipedia article on "African Immigration to Puerto Rico", Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico in 1873. This was ten years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

A wikipedia article called History of the Dominican Republic stated that in 1930 Rafael Trujillo an army commander ousted the president (Horacio Vasquez) he then established political control. He also promoted economic development. When mismanagement happened it resulted in economic problems. During the European Holocaust the Dominican Republic took in many hews that were fleeing from Hitler. Then in May 1961 Trujillo was assassinated.

Why should a high school student study this object?Edit

How might you answer another student who might say, "Why should I care about this image?"

Well, if they want to get a good grade in any history test or anything that has to do with social studies, you should learn about EVERYTHING. any student that is interested in what happened in the past or if they want to know how all these laws came up... or maybe they might be interested in what happened to gain power in different countries of the world. There are people who even wonder if the way that they see the map of the world is the same way that they had it was before. The way that they that have people things for others was real bad. The way that slavery took place was terrible.


Slaves Receiving News of Emancipation, British West Indies, ca. 1834

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