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The Atlantic System: Read the Chapter 17 Intro in Sources of the Making of the West and 17-1 and 17-2Hide Full Description

I'm enjoying a delicious, steaming hot cup of Starbucks java right now. Yes, right this very second! I don't know who (or what machine) picked the beans, but I do know that it wasn't a smiling "Juan Valdez," as the Folger's coffee advertisements used to pretend [check this out: ]. The introduction of coffee and other food stuffs, such as cocoa and sugar into Western diets, as you are no doubt aware, came at the expense of non western lives drawn into the "Atlantic System." Our document readings illuminate this process. They also draw out some of the implications of these stimulants at home in the metropole. That being said, the next time you are in Paris, check visit the Cafe Procope. Founded in 1686, it still stands. This week, it even offers a menu of culinary delights devoted to sugar. http://uk.procope.com/ . That's historical continuity for you!

Document 17-1: Captivity and Enslavement

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Written by Himself(1789)

What are Equiano’s impressions of the white men on the ship and their treatment of the slaves? How does this treatment reflect the slave traders’ primary concerns?

What message do you think Equiano sought to convey to his readers? Based on this message, to whom do you think his book especially appealed

Document 17-2: A “Sober and Wholesome Drink”

A Brief Description of the Excellent Vertues of That Sober and Wholesome Drink, Called Coffee(1674)

What does the imprint of the broadsheet suggest about changing consumption patterns at the time and their links to Europe’s growing worldwide economic links?

According to the first poem, what were the medicinal effects of coffee? How might these effects have contributed to coffeehouses’ growing popularity?

Based on the “Rules and Orders, ” what type of people frequented early coffeehouses? How would you describe their social interactions there?

Why do you think these rules legislated against swearing, disputes, and noise in coffeehouses?

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Week 2, Discussion 2.

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Written by Himself (1789)

  1. What are Equiano’s impressions of the white men on the ship and their treatment of the slaves? How does this treatment reflect the slave traders’ primary concerns?

The white men were cruel. Though they are merciless to the slaves, they are particularly concerned about the slaves’ health by ensuring that the slaves eat to keep them strong through the torturous journey. The slave traders’ primary concern is to ensure that the slaves reach their destinations in perfect conditions to aid in the selling. Slaves were bought according to their health.

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