Gender in African History

In pre-colonial times women were given higher positions in society and had a voice in important decisions. Being a homemaker gave them significant power. They were known as queen mothers and were involved in food production which gave them influence on men and dominance on children. Women in pre-colonial Africa often prayed to the gods for power and influence. They had several powers and rights to educate and even choose their life partner.

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The Archaeology and History of Slavery.

Slavery, which forms a major part of human history, has affected every section of human society worldwide. Archaeology breaks the complexities of slavery through unearthing the remnants, and reconstruction of past societies. The origin of slavery is subjective. As long as one can trace back the history and origin of human civilization, so long can be the evidence of slavery. A bleak attempt can be seen in the Code of Hammurabi from ancient Mesopotamia 1754BCE which discusses the legal framework governing slavery. In this article, an attempt has been made to study the history of slavery through archaeology in the context of African- American Slavery.

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Surviving Strife: Navigating Family Life Amidst the Great Depression

The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in modern history, profoundly affected the daily life of American families in ways large and small. The preceding decade, known as the “Roaring Twenties,” was a time of relative affluence for many middle- and working-class families. As the economy boomed, innovations allowed for more leisure time and the creation of a consumer society.

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