RQ18-19 Study Guide Stuff to Know



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RQ18-19 Study Guide
Stuff to Know:


  • Know the importance of tobacco to the economic development of the New World.

  • Understand the concept of plantation agriculture. What was grown, and who grew it?

  • Understand how slavery shaped the economy of much of the New World.

  • What is the plantocracy?

  • How did European planters curtail African cultural traditions and why?

  • How were most slaves taken from Africa? What did African slave traders prefer to receive from European merchant in exchange for slaves. Who were the major players in the slave trade? What was the greatest source of slaves for the Atlantic trade? Which African state was most dependent on the slave trade?

  • How did the Islamic slave trade differ from the Trans-Atlantic trade?

  • Know how many Africans were brought to the America as slaves, and how many were brought specifically during the sugar boom.

  • What was the “tulip period” in the Ottoman Empire?

  • What was the theological difference between Ottoman and Iranian states?

  • Know the restrictions placed on women in the Muslim world.

  • What distinguished the Mughal Empire from the Ottoman and Safavid Empires?

  • What were the languages of Iranian literature? What were they famous for manufacturing?

  • What is mercantilism?

  • What is manumission?

  • What is a maroon?

  • What/who were the janissaries?

  • Be prepared to discuss the role played by African traders and political leaders in the Atlantic slave trade. What steps did Africans take to control the trade with Europeans and how successful were they? How did the slave trade differ across different regions of Africa? How did the Saharan slave trade differ from the Atlantic slave trade?

  • Be able to identify the pieces of the new Atlantic economy. Explain how each piece was necessary for the economy's success. Compare and contrast the European mercantilist and capitalist systems

  • Be prepared to describe in detail the major similarities between the Safavid and Mughal Empires, particularly the cultural effects of Islam.

  • Identify the three factors responsible for the expansion of the Ottoman Empire beginning around 1300.


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