Black History 101 Textbook: Ten Lessons: An Introduction to Black History. By purchasing the book, you can help support this educational institution.

Instructor: Mba Mbulu

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Class #4

Read Lesson #4. The Outline to Lesson #4 appears below. Be able to expound on the following issues:

(1) Has the United States undergone any basic philosophical or primary changes since 1700?

(2) What has been the role and influence of Black People in the development of the white world?

(3) What has been the role and influence of Black People in the development of the United States?

(4) What is meant by the following statement?

"Only a small number of persons were intended to benefit from the development and exploitation of the colonies (to become known as the United States of America)."

(5) What did you think about when you read the following paragraph?

"The slave trade was not only profitable as a trading activity. It created a great deal of prosperity for persons who were not directly involved in the trade by giving rise to the development of untold numbers of industries all over Europe and part of the Americas that gave employment to white people. Hundreds of thousands of white people were needed to build ships, to make and transport guns, to make ammunition, to manufacture, smelt and sell iron, to build boats, to paint ships, homes and other structures, to make the hundreds of items that were used to bribe the Africans on the continent (Africa), including beads, basins, different types of European fabrics, etc. In this regard, it can be accurately stated that each Black person that was transported from Africa provided the economic support for a small white family (4 or 5 persons) in Europe or in the Americas. That is an incredible realization, but it is true!

"Yet it does not reveal the greatest economic contribution Black People made to the development of the white world. That becomes apparent when We realize that the slave trade and slavery (Black People) made the Industrial Revolution possible in Europe."

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LESSON 4 OUTLINE (From Ten Lessons: An Introduction to Black History)

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I. White People in the Americas (1492-1619)

A. Began to Establish Colonies/Settlements

B. Began to Wipe Out Native Population

II. Types of Colonies Established

A. Those That Were to be Populated by Large Numbers of White People

B. Those That Were Not to be Populated by Large Numbers of White People

III. Development of Colonies (1619-1700): North America, A Case Study

A. By 1700, Four Things Were Perfectly Clear

1. A small number of persons had set the main patterns of government and society.

2. Only a small number of persons were intended to benefit from the development and exploitation of the colonies (to become known as the United States of America).

3. The basic character of the colonies had been acquired and was not to change (In fact, it had been established in the "mother country"/Great Britain).

4. Racism and Racial Inequality were entrenched parts of that basic character.

IV. Black People In White History (1492 -)

A. As A Human Force

1. We were slaves, less than human beings (whether "free" or not).

B. As an Economic Force

1. We provided the genius and labor that made the white world thrive.

2. Because of Our presence, white people who would otherwise have been idle were gainfully employed.

3. We made white individuals and white countries rich.

4. Because of Our presence, European industries developed and European cities grew and thrived.

C. As A Political Force

1. Whites fought among themselves over control of the slave trade.

2. Whites fought among themselves over control of slavery.

3. Whites fought among themselves over slavery itself.

4. Whites fought among themselves over control of Africa

-World War I -World War II

5. Whites are fighting over control of Africa today.

V. Black People in American History (1492-1865)

A. The Work and Genius of Slaves Made America Prosper

B. Slavery Made the Revolutionary War Inevitable

C. Slaves Helped Make America Free

D. Slaves Helped Keep America Free (1.) San Domingo (2.) War of 1812

E. Slavery Forced America to Expand in Order to Satisfy the Demands of Labor/Small Farmers/Industry

F. Slaves Fought and Kept the North and South One Country.

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