Post #3

The picture shows that many think about a noteworthy beginning stage to subjugation in America to be 1619, when the pirate The White Lion brought 20 African slaves aground in the British settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. The team had held onto the Africans from the Portuguese slave transport Sao Jao Bautista.  Many Africans, both free and enslaved, held by states in the Americas and the New World. All through the 17th and 18th hundreds of years, people were seized from the mainland of Africa, constrained into bondage in the American towns, and enslaved to fill in as contracted workers and create crops, for example, tobacco and cotton. By the 19thcentury, America’s toward the west development and the abrogation development incited a great discussion over subjection that would destroy the country’s Civil War. Even though the Union’s success liberated the country’s 4,000,000 salved people, the idea of servitude kept on affecting American history, from the Reconstruction period to the social liberties development that rose a century after liberation.

I find it interesting to me because I just watch The Green Book a couple day ago. The Green Books were Green’s push to make the best of an offensive thing and offer some opportunity to a wide area of the American populace who think as inferior to white people, not deserving of being treated as equals. In America, 50 years earlier, it was legitimate in certain spots to be bothered off the street in the light of your skin tone or dismissed by a “No Negroes Allowed” sign in an inn entryway. However, similar to a victory of inventiveness and challenging work, the Green Books speak to something different: many years of unbelievable pain and history should be respected with disgrace. The movie represents Hollywood’s vicious propensity to ignore reality when making motion pictures about verifiable racism. It takes the name of a primary monument of history; the existence of a person is caused by discrimination and white people’s supremacy and makes it the basis of universal comedy. Its story focuses on a stupid, likable white man who learned to reduce racism after staying with black people.

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  1. These are great historical sources with solid metadata information available about them. The first illustration, created in 1870 also reveals a more sympathetic portrait of slavery that emphasizes the trauma of enslavement. The second source, which was created after the time period we are discussing in class (and that’s okay), importantly reveals the legacies of slavery and racism in the US. The movie The Green Book was really interesting and enjoyable, although many historians and scholars have pointed out that the relationship between the two protagonists was not *as* rosy as the movie depicted. The characteristics of the driver also came off as the trope of a “white savior” in the story. I still enjoyed the film though and I’m glad you did too– and found it informational!!

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