History of slavery and early colonisation in South Africa

Though the immediate impact of the Emancipation Proclamation may have been limited, its eventual impact was enormous. Legal scholar George Anastaplo wrote: “The emancipation of so massive a body of slaves made slavery itself quite vulnerable in the Country at large. Such slavery as then existed in North America could find intelligent defenders in this Country only if virtually all members of the slaves’ race were subjected to slavery. If a significant number were free, and could develop themselves as free and responsible residents here, an argument based upon the supposed natural basis for African slavery would no longer be tenable. Slavery could not survive, in a regime such as ours, if it clearly rested as much as it would have had to rest (after the Emancipation Proclamation) upon obvious accidents of geography and history.”238

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But by sidestepping the slavery issue, the framers left the seeds for future conflict.

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Corwin Amendment - This amendment, passed in both Houses of Congress inFebruary, 1861, stated that Congress could pass no law outlawing existing stateinstitutions, especially slavery. Although it was intended as a compromisemeasure to keep the southern states in the Union, it was never approved by thestates as the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Constitution, Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to sit on the Supreme Court, said that the Constitution was "defective from the start." He point out that the framers had left out a majority of Americans when they wrote the phrase, "We the People." While some members of the Constitutional Convention voiced "eloquent objections" to slavery, Marshall said they "consented to a document which laid a foundation for the tragic events which were to follow."

Many people say that Lincoln was America’s most important president. He ended  slavery and helped America stay one country.
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President Lincoln took a measured approach to emancipation and set a period of 100 days until he would issue the final Emancipation Proclamation – giving the South a grace period until January 1, 1863 in which to return to the Union. Historian Edna Greene Medford wrote: “Throughout the closing months of 1862, blacks remained fearful that Lincoln would bow to the slaveholding interests and withhold the final proclamation scheduled to become effective the first day of the new year. When the South failed to accede to his terms and Lincoln honored the promise of the preliminary document, African-Americans throughout the North reacted to the news with unbridled joy. Black organizations held parades and assembled in mammoth gatherings to listen to prominent abolitionists extol the virtues of the president.”192

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It has been mentioned that Mr. Washington is the firstof his race to receive an honorary degree from a New Englanduniversity. This, in itself, is a distinction. But thedegree was not conferred because Mr. Washington is acoloured man, or because he was born in slavery, but becausehe has shown, by his work for the elevation of the peopleof the Black Belt of the South, a genius and a broadhumanity which count for greatness in any man, whetherhis skin be white or black.

From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners.

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In 1585 Turks led by Emir 'Ali Bey caused revolts from Mogadishuto Mombasa against the Portuguese landlords; only Malindi remainedloyal to Portugal. Zimba cannibals overcame the towns of Senaand Tete on the Zambezi, and in 1587 they took Kilwa, killing3,000 people. At Mombasa the Zimba slaughtered the Muslim inhabitants;but they were halted at Malindi by the Bantu-speaking Segeju andwent home. This stimulated the Portuguese to take over Mombasaa third time in 1589, and four years later they built Fort Jesusto administer the region. Between Lake Malawi and the Zambezimouth, Kalonga Mzura made an alliance with the Portuguese in 1608and fielded 4,000 warriors to help defeat their rival Zimba, whowere led by chief Lundi.