Stamped - Eddy

  • 1415

    Prince Henry's Caper

    Prince Henry's Caper
    Prince Henry's goal was to "capture the main Muslim trading depot [in] Morocco" (22).
  • 1450

    The World's First Racist

    The World's First Racist
    According to Kendi and Reynolds, "Zurara was the first person to write about and defend Black human ownership" (25).
  • 1526

    First Known African Racist

    First Known African Racist
    Johannes Leo, also known Leo Africanus, "echoed Zurara's sentiments of Africans, his own people [and called them...] hypersexual savages" (26-7).
  • 1577

    Curse Theory

    Curse Theory
    In Chapter 2 of "Stamped," Reynolds explains that "English travel writer George Best determined [...] that Africans were, in fact, cursed" (30).
  • Jamestown's First Slaves

    Jamestown's First Slaves
    A Latin American ship was seized by pirates and "twenty Angolans [on board were sold to] the governor of Virginia"(36).
  • Richard Mather's Arrival

    Richard Mather's Arrival
    Richard Mather was a Puritan who came to America to practice a "more disciplined and rigid" (32) form of Christianity.
  • Cotton Mather is Born

    Cotton Mather is Born
    Cotton Mather is an eleven-year old Harvard student (the youngest of all time), he was obviously a nerd, and on top of all that, he was extremely religious (46-47).
  • "Voluntary" Slaves

    "Voluntary" Slaves
    According to Richard Baxter, some "Africans [...] wanted to be slaves so that they could be baptized" (39).
  • Creation of White Privileges

    Creation of White Privileges
    In response to Nathaniel Bacon's uprising, local government decided to give "all Whites [...] absolute power to abuse any African person" (45).
  • First Antiracist Writing in the Colonies

    First Antiracist Writing in the Colonies
    The Mennonites were against slavery because they "equat[ed]" (41) discrimination based on skin color to discrimination based on religion.
  • The Witch Hunt Begins!

    The Witch Hunt Begins!
    Mather's book, outlining the symptoms of witchcraft, reflected his crusade against the enemies of a White souls (49-50).
  • First Great Awakening

    First Great Awakening
    "First Great Awakening, which swept through the colonies in the 1730, spearheaded by a Connecticut man named Jonathan Edwards.
  • American Philosophical Society (APS)

    American Philosophical Society (APS)
    Benjamin Franklin created "a club for smart (White) people" (57) to discuss ideas and philosophy.
  • The (American) Enlightenment

    The (American) Enlightenment
    In the mid-1700's, "new America entered what we now call the Enlightenment Era" (56).
  • Phyllis Wheatley's Test

    Phyllis Wheatley's Test
    Wheatley "proved herself [as intelligent and] human" (60) by passing a test given by some of the smartest men in the country at the time.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote, "All men are created equal." "Slaves were taking matters into their own hands." " They were running away from plantations all over the South by the tens of thousands" (68).
  • The Three Fifths Compromise

    The Three Fifths Compromise
    Every five slaves equaled three humans. So, just to do the math, that's like saying if there were fifteen slaves in the room, on paper, they counted as only nine people
  • The Haitian Revolution

    The Haitian Revolution
    "In August 1791, close to half a million enslaved Africans in Haiti rose up against French rule." "A revolt that the Africans in Haiti won." " Haiti would become the Eastern Hemisphere's symbol of freedom"
  • (Possibly) North America's Biggest Uprising

    (Possibly) North America's Biggest Uprising
    It maybe could've been the largest slave revolt in the history of North America
  • Jefferson's Slave Trade Act

    Jefferson's Slave Trade Act
    In 1807 as a president, the goal was to stop the import of people from Africa and the Caribbean into America and fine illegal slave traders.(82)
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The congress agreed to go on and admit Missouri as a slave state, but they'd also acknowledge Maine as a free state to make sure there was still an equal amount of slave state and free states. (86)
  • Thomas Jefferson's Death

    Thomas Jefferson's Death
    In his final lucid moment, Thomas Jefferson lay there dying in the comfort of slavery. Surrounded by comfort those slaves never felt. (88)
  • Garrison's First Abolition Speech

    Garrison's First Abolition Speech
    Garrison was a man. He was smart and forward-thinking and worked as an editor of a Quaker-run abolitionist newspaper. He spoke about it at the ACS conference.(95)
  • Thomas Jefferson's Death

    Thomas Jefferson's Death
    He was called upon by God to plan and execute a massive crusade, an uprising that would free slaves, and in so doing would leave slave master, their wives, and even their children slaughtered All in the name of liberation. (98)
  • AASS Abolitionist Pamphlets

    AASS Abolitionist Pamphlets
    Garrison began flooding the market with new and improved abolitionist information. And the slaveholder had no clue what was coming: a million antislavery pamphlets distributed by the end of the year.(99)