Read new orleans slave trade reviews, rating & opinions:Check all new orleans slave trade reviews below or publish your opinion.
100 Reviews Found
This book does an outstanding job achieving its objective--to illustrate the current turn in scholarship that shows the complexity of an exchange system predating the arrival of the European slave traders in Africa. It suggests that a lot of African societies were implicated in the slave trade internally, primarily shipping slaves to North Africa. Indeed, learning of the legality and normality of the system in Africa was enlightening to though some readers might be a small disappointed by the methodological and dispassionate tone of the author, they should know that the author aims a various tag and does an extraordinary job in discrediting the more polemical and famous accounts of the Atlantic Slave Trade. I am now very interested in learning more about the Atlantic Slave Trade and African history in general after reading this book.Highly recommended if you can stomach a tone disinterested in engaging with normative questions raised by slavery, imperialism, and their role in Africa generally.
The Atlantic Slave Trade is an necessary part of history of several nations: amazing part of Africa of course, the nations in America who were immmersed in this trade as buyers and those European countries who had control of the trade to its colonies. One necessary question that I had in my mind before reading this book was "why Africans were enslaved", curiously the first words of chapter 1, and why in this Fresh World, the American Indians were not used as workers? Seems that everything conspired for this trading to flourish, in particular the decline of native population and because those native became fresh Christians. But seems there is another reason, not named in this book, and is that those native american were not that productive than Africans or is is a short book and the author provide an insightful introduction, focusing especially in the economic side of this trade and its organization, showing a amazing of statistical information. There is not much of the people side of happenings -- I am referring to the sufferings stories of the Africans, but it does name the story of Igbo Equiano, an African slave that wrote a book about his experiences and I'm eager to know more about it.
This text was needed for an upper level undergraduate course at my university. While providing amazing insight and info about the slave trade in the American world, there are glaring editorial oversights that are quite distracting to the reader.
This book describes slave ships with admiration for their added ventilation in cargo holds, as if it wasn't the absolute bare minimum to prevent loss of profit through suffocation. In describing these ships the book doesn't mention how the people who were chained up in those holds had to literally sit or lay in their own waste because there wasn't room to move and no provisions were created for cleaning up. It doesn't mention the vast death toll from the journey alone in those floating coffins. In the entire book there is not one single mention of rape. It's all written as if the people enslaved were actually just objects.Any book about slavery that doesn't contain the experiences of enslaved people is irresponsible and poor scholarship at best. This is decidedly worse than mediocre. Zero stars.
John Bailey's book reads like a mystery novel in some ways...but even better. He has collected not only the info of a popular court case form the early 19th century, but combined it with a story of German immigration and the sociology of Fresh Orleans as a repository for a lot of diverse cultures. I've recommended this book over and over again to mates who are interested in both Southern US American history and European history. It's a cracking read, full of twists and turns, with one indelible hero at the center who cannot support but fill the reader with admiration.
I only gave it 2 stars because, while it started out OK, it dragged on and on with the name variations and conjecture of what could have happened - with no true conclusion. I stayed with it, because I was sure something would come to light and it would be a true revelation, but the book just sort of ended. It was a disappointment.
Bailey has written a very well documented book. He tells the story of a white woman, Salome Muller, sold into slavery as a child. As an adult, she is discovered by an acquaintance of her parents in Fresh Orleans. She is told she is the daughter of German immigrants brought to America and pressured into signing documents binding them to serve as indentured servants upon arrival in the time, these immigrants were bound to service for varying lengths of time and were called "Redemptioners." Since they were of the white race, they had the hope of being once their term of service was completed. However, it was believed by Salome's family and lawyers that she had unlawfully been sold as a slave without any hope of ever being st of the book is a review of the a lot of twists and turns and ups and downs of the legal war that ensues. Since this is a real story, and not a work of fiction, there is no method of hiding the ugliness of slavery, and the insidious method the law ensures that people of color remain forever in roughout the book I was rooting for Sally, no matter who she was, because ai so wanted her to be victorious versus a system that was skewed in favor of slave owners. Bailey does a amazing job of keeping us in suspense till the very end. The only reason Indid not give this book 5 stars was because of the Kindle format. It was at times hard to separate the a lot of footnotes from the narrative. This was distracting. Overall, however, this was an interesting and engaging read.
This was a fresh look at slavery for me. I knew that immigrants were often indentured for a period of years to for their boat fare, etc., but I did not know that some of them actually got caught in the slavery cycle and could not extricate themselves. If there was one drop of negro blood in them, proven or unproven, they were considered slaves and could only be freed by proving their pure whiteness, buying their freedom, or having their masters grant them their freedom. The girl in this story came to American aboard a German vessel that lost almost half their passengers to famine and illness, including her mother. Her father died soon after landing and someone took her in and sold her as a slave. Although kind people tried to rescue her from her circumstances, went to court on her behalf, raised from the German community to say for costs, none of it worked or was successful. It was a sad, sad story and to complicate things, there was another German girl also claiming to have been the person on the immigration vessel from Germany. It was heart wrenching, as slavery always is. It was a amazing read and gave me a glimpse at a branch of slavery that I did not know much about before.
This is the story of a court case that created its method through the tangled legal system of Louisiana for over four years before both parties had exhausted their will or ability to continue. It covers not only the twists and turns of the case of Salome Mueller aka Sally Miller, it also reprises the significant legal statements that supported the decisions by various jurists over the several years of trials that finally resolved a lot of of the problem brought up.I must say I found the book engaging and simple to understand, and the frustrations of all the parties at the speed and consequences of seeking redress of grievances in court were portrayed in a believable manner. Not until the latest page of the book does the Author tell you what conclusion he came to about the validity of the case. While I disagree with his opinion the rest of the book lays out the case clearly enough that I understand why he came to that conclusion even though I myself reached a various one..
I read George Washington Cable's Creole Stories recently, one of which dealt with the lost German slave girl. I was intrigued to search an updated ver of this story written by John Bailey in a Fresh Orleans book store. Bailey does a first class job of analyzing this case, much of which revolved around extensive appearances in Louisiana courts. The case (and the book) seems to go on and on, like a tennis match in which first one player has the advantage then the other. Bailey comes to his own conclusion about the "winner", but the bottom line is that defining who was black (and potentially a slave) and who was white (thus excluded from slavery) was a tricky business in the pre-Civil Battle South. This was a fascinating case illustrating the dilemma.
A thoroughly researched and well written iley’s book approaches an often forgotten part of our history. That there were occasionally white slaves. His endeavor to present the history of this unfortunate white German immigrant child’s trials, and even tribulations of being a white slave of The Peculiar Institution, is surely a success.Well researched with much ers who have fun history, particularly history of the south and history of slavery, will search much to have fun and learn in Bailey’s book .
Happily the author supplied lots and lots of context for the happenings beginning in 1843 and continuing until 1849 in Fresh Orleans. The convoluted method in which the law profession and jurisprudence in the antebellum south dealt with such matters is awesome and dismaying. They were tying themselves in crazy knots to justify an institution (slavery) that couldn't be justifed. As for white people being classified as black, and vice versa, it reminds me of how nazis went after blonde, blue-eyed Jews: all that mattered was what was written on the birth certificate regarding y congratulations to the author for unbelievable levels of illuminating research
Can't understand why I had not heard of this book before. It was published seven years ago and I was in the dark regarding this amazing work. John Bailey, doing research for another type of book, happened upon the real story of a young German girl, Sally Miller, aka Salome Muller, who is discovered by relatives in Fresh Orleans, after which ensues a long legal saga of trials and appeals with the goal of freeing her from lome and her family came to America in 1818 as indentured servants or redemptioners. She was estimated to be three years old at the time. Her mother died during the passage, her father and brother died after arrival and her sister's whereabouts were unknown. She was never released from servitude. Members of her extended family claim to recognize her as an adult and provide considerable evidence that Sally is, in fact, Salome. The court case disparages a prominent citizen of Fresh Orleans who had owned the girl, and he begins a vendetta to prove them fools and hold Sally a ere is amazing detail contained in Bailey's rendition of Sally's story. Court documents were plentiful to research. The case was also spectacularly covered in the newspapers and talk amongst the citizens at every opportunity. Well-known gentlemen testified. The German community in the town rallied to her cause and contributed to war for iley's writing is superb and well-paced. The town of Fresh Orleans, during this time frame, also comes to life in this book, and is, in every way, portrayed accurately based on my experience with other history I've read. You feel you are , is Sally the German Salome?
This book is one of the most interesting narratives of slavery I have ever read. It takes you through the extraordinary case of Sally Miller. Sally Miller (as she is known by the end of the book) is a female slave working in a Fresh Orleans Cabaret in 1843 when she is found by an old German immigrant. The old woman recognizes Sally as a young girl she traveled to America with from Germany. Thereafter follows a series of happenings in which all Fresh Orleans chooses a side in Sally's war for ever the most interesting part of this book isn't Sally, its Fresh Orleans itself. In this book you learn this history of slave law in Fresh Orleans and the customs which dictate its put in society. In Fresh Orleans color did not necessarily guarantee slavery but neither did it ensure freedom. The mixture of races within Fresh Orleans blurred the lines between slave and master. Here we search that indeed color truly is only skin deep and people are people.
There is one issue in this android game that is you should create a amazing source to earn because in this android game we will only obtain more from high value target or we have to wait two to three hours for spirit jars which also gives us a little amount of money. If you will give some for completing missions then this would be best. And gameloft please add some happenings to earn money. Other than that the android game is awesome. The graphics are superb and story is also nice. Please add source of money.
The android game is a nice roam like game, it's like GTA bit not as good. I do have a bug, on the "Ronnie better run" mission, at the sewer chop stage when the screen goes black, it just stays black and nothing happen so i have to abort the mission. On mobile the graphics are miserable but not to the point where you cant see a thing.
its fun i would it but is a bit hard to obtain but not that much just hold playing and it will reward you but with the trophy with you have to obtain with 200 diamonds you have to obtain it later when you obtain more trophy because it won't give you 5 star thing but the android game is fun and you won't regret it so play and its 4 star because it needs work with the unlocking system its hard to obtain fresh guns or cars but you just have to hold getting reward trophy but thats it it now
I hope devlopers will read this sure, everything is very amazing in android game but how I obtain experience, I am stuck on lvl 15 and I got experience from everyday quest only, l completed all missions but now it is very boring to play because there is no more happenings and missions, please support me in this situation, I hope devlopers would answer to me as early as possible. 😔😔😔
I would have given it more stars if it wasn't so glitchy. Also my android game is stuck on the "warm reception" Mission and the screen goes black. I have to hold on hitting abort Mission even though I've completed it a million times. So I'm stuck there and I can't go any further because of that.
I was a fresh graduate student at UCB, and one Saturday evening I was wandering about the campus, (tripping?), when I heard some unusual sounds coming from Pauley Ballroom in the student union. I went in to search a band playing melody that was completely fresh to me, singing in a language I couldn't understand, with an odd collection of instruments including an accordian and a washboard, playing a weird synchopated waltz rhythym .... and the put was rocking. An alternate universe? I learned it was Clifton Chenier's band playing zydeco music, Clifton on accordian, his brother Cleveland on washboard, with bass and drums. I'd never heard anything like it. I've been a fan of CC ever since.I subsequently moved to Baton Rouge, La, living in an apartment and CC and THIS BAND used to play in a small club less than a block away. This is CC at his best, and his band features the amazing blind sax man, John Hart. John Hart's playing is so sweet...and driving. How amazing is he? Check the small sound snipped of "Boogie Lousiane" provided. Clifton at his best, the band rocking, and then over the top with John Hart. This is a amazing CD.
THIS CD FEATURES THE ORIGINAL RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND WHICH INCLUDES 3 VERY GOOD INSTRUMENTALS. JOHN HART DOES A GREAT JOB ON THE SAX, AS HE ALWAYS DOES, AS THE OTHER MEMBERS ALSO DO! HE SINGS 4 SONGS IN CREOLE FRENCH AND SOME BLUES LIKE,CRYING MY HEART OUT TO YOU, TOUS LES JOURS AND COTTONPICKER BLUES!HE ALSO HAS SOME WALTZS ON THIS CD WHICH ARE GREAT! ANOTHER GREAT CD BY THE KING OF ZYDECO, IFTON CHENIER!!!!!
Had to give a shoutout to the amazing cover art, which looks like a weathered sign, and matches the rugged red clay harmonies on the record. Backed by the best musicians you'll hear anywhere (as a keyboard player, I would my soul to the devil for Allen Toussaint's skills), the Blind Boys deliver a strong gospel record. I had initially feared that the record would consist of overly-familiar songs and arrangements, but everything here sounds fresh, even "Down by the Riverside." Their ver of Toussaint's "Make a better world" is a highlight.
When it comes to Fresh Orleans Jazz, no one can top Pete Fountain and the method he can obtain those tunes jumping--then again, and mellow. Old favorites with his special style is unbelievable and one can hardly hold from dancing along. Very amazing music!
I happen to like just about every song George Benson has ever done and was excited to learn that he did a tribute CD to maybe the greatest rocker 'n roller of all time, Chuck Berry. This CD is amazing and I will listen to it often, but I do think the selection of Chuck's melody could have been a bit better.
My husband and I lived in Fresh Orleans when we were first married in 1979. The "locals" recommended this book because it is very authentic. I found that to be absolutely true. The recipies require a lot of spices, which is why they are so good. They are not difficult, but do take time. We have some recipies we create frequently and just latest month I tried one for a dinner party I had never created before. Always rave reviews from the diners. The section on fish fish substitutes in case you live in a part of the country where your choices are more limited. The recipies contain a lot of history about where they came from. I bought three of these for my adult sons for Christmas because they grew up on it and now cook the family favorites regulary. I wanted to give them the opportunity to expand their repertoire. I was very relieved it is still available in paper back (ours is hard cover). I highly recommend this book if you know what it means to miss Fresh Orleans.
I originally bought this book because someone posted a snapshot from it on a social media page. Researching family history I had come across a census listing for my relative on Craps Street. Never heard of a Craps Road in Fresh Orleans. Ahhh, but Ms. Fick had it in her book! This book is an simple read, very enjoyable and loaded with her unbelievable illustrations. It also has dozens of info about Fresh Orleans history and current info as well. I recommend "Snippets of Fresh Orleans" to anyone interested in Fresh Orleans!
Saw them live in Fresh Orleans a few years ago and bought their CDs as soon as we could. Amazing music, fun to listen to. Despite the Grammy, they're not as well known as they should be. If you ever have the possibility to see them live, just do it. You'll never regret it.
I've been playing this CD nonstop since I got it latest week. It's so upbeat and energizing. The liner notes gave me a small mini-history course on Fresh Orleans music, too. It's got some amazing classics, and has introduced me to some items I never heard of that I love. Highly recommended.
This is not your usual Ellington LP. It is more like a concerto with 9 movements, from 3 to near 8 mins each. Ellington attempts to give a musical potrait of Fresh Orleans , the atmosphere, the traditons, and the music.... especially the music. Starting with "Blues for Fresh Orleans"he goes to "Bourbon Street" and from there to "Portrait of Louis Armstrong", and then on to "Thanks for the Attractive Land on the Delta"gives a "Tribute to the Second Line", "Portrait of Sidney Bechet"and others for a total of is very listenable music, but is diffent from what people expect from Ellington, and so has never been given the popularity it deserves. Melody like this is not going to be played on disk jockey radio shows with their three min tunes between commercials.If you like Jazz in general and have a reverence for the history of Jazz you will likely have fun this LP.
It was there from the very beginning--the Cotton Club orchestra with Miley and Nanton through the 40's orchestra with Blanton and Webster through the 50's aggregation with Hodges and Gonsalves to the final days with Carney and Procope still with him. A lot of younger musicians (and some educators) who "got" Basie, Maynard, Rich, Kenton and Woody during the "school days" revival of the huge bands in the '70s dismissed Duke's band as being insufficiently disciplined and tight. But those who mattered--Mingus and Coltrane, for example--understood that Ellington's bands had a direct connection to the source, to Congo Square and the spirit of collective creativity celebrating the birth of a glorious fresh thing at the turn of the ter hearing the melody of Fresh Orleans, especially before the noise generated by the dispiriting monster, the Super Dome, muted much of it, I understood the significance of Duke Ellington. The pulse of the melody was human and shared, not a well-oiled mechanism; the spirit was celebratory, speaking to the strengths of a democratic community but also of each individual's contributions to its life; the personality of the band emanated equally from the leader, each soloist, each section, and of course the band as a whole. The band was at once a human organism and a flowing stream--you could drink from its mouth if you chose or follow it all the method back to the vital e melody of Fresh Orleans and the melody of Duke Ellington. Less a complementary pairing than synonymous, interchangeable parts. At least before the Super Dome.
Nice mix of Crescent Town melody from a dozens of artists. Buckwheat Zydeco contributes a powerful performance on a chop that does not seem to be on any of his other albums. The range of songs runs from powerful up tempo "Second Line" type pieces, to bluesy ballads, both fresh and traditional pieces.I do not rate this as a "stellar" collection of Fresh Orleans , but it is very good, and a worthy addition to the collection of anyone who enjoys the Nawlins' vibe.
I was raised all my life in Las Vegas but I was lucky enough to have been born in super sweet & ooohhhwweeee spicy fresh Orleans Breaks my heart never having been to that smooth town but at least I have my saints who-dat saying anything about my saints if they know better then they datted out
Blah! I found this application to be close to useless. The map is horrible. Would be much better with a easy PDF map instead of a Google map that gives you no details. The grid view of the melody is unreadable with the pictures taking up too much space. Overall, barely helped at all.