Birth of a Noose: European Nationalism and Economic Globalism

  • Donald E. Grant Jr.


Birth of a Noose explores and analyzes the intracontinental aspects of thirteenth-, fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Europe. Countries who had a hand in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, European imperialism and African colonialism are investigated alongside a model of nationalistic development supporting the context that led to each country’s individual participation in the implementation, maintenance and eventual dismantling of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Portugal, Spain (Castile), England and France are explored through a developmental lens using events like The Hundred Years War, The Peasants’ Revolt, The Bubonic Plague, The War of the Roses and The Age of Discovery as events that informed their nationalism and supported their imperialistic lust. The chapter closes with the development of a global economic system that demonstrates how European players managed to birth the system of enslavement based on bio-genetic features including skin color, perception of savagery and specific disease immunity resulting in an African preference.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald E. Grant Jr.
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  1. 1.Mindful Training SolutionsLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Oaks CollegePasadenaUSA

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