Many Headed Hydra Analysis

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Amanda Huff
Cultural Geography
Editorial Three The transatlantic slave trade resulted in a vast and as yet still unknown loss of life for African captives both in and outside of America. Approximately 1.2 to 2.4 million Africans died during their transport to the New World. The Many-Headed Hydra is America’s lost history book that tells the stories of the slaves and the people that were never heard in American history. A couple of different ideas and theories’ based on the views from the famous General Francis Bacon, who was a philosopher who advocated inductive reasoning and scientific experimentation, and a politician that intermingled the stories of Hercules into his personal views. The book states very clear that the story about the origins of capitalism and colonization about world trade, then it gives rise to many groups of people that seem to have different values or beliefs along with their views on society. The Virginia Company is mainly the focus during this editorial and as the book gets unrevealed it provides a stronger sense of control over the New World.
The Virginia Company, which is a group of English investors formed the company and the support for colonization and why private capitalist initiative was good for the nation they all had duty to extend English dominion which also mixed in religion to help convert the savages in America to Christianity and to battle their Catholic enemies. They also presented colonization as solutions to domestic social problems in England. There were many economic changes that happened around 1609. The shift in agriculture to commercial pasturage, the increase of wage labor, the growth of urban populations, the expansion of the domestic system of handcrafting, the growth of world trade, the institutionalization of markets and the establishment of a colonial system.
A society without succession was one without aristocracy of birth, while a society without use of service was one without wage labor. The Virginia Company’s views on society was broke down by bacon the Native people of the American’s stood outside the law of God and nature, he spoke of the Holy War and the of people that needed to be eliminated. The Canaanite, a disposed commoner and the pirates (the common enemy of human society), the pirates took down almost five hundred English ships and were involved in slaving raids off the coasts of England and Ireland. The land rovers and assassins were also to be exterminated. The Amazon’s whose, “whole government public and private was in the hands of women,” Armed women and a Irish pirate a queen Grace O Malley served about forty years’ worth of rebellions against the English. The final and perhaps most dangerous group against holy war might be waged was the Anabaptists which held “all things to be lawful not according to any certain laws or rules, but according to the secret and variable motions and instincts of the spirit, this is indeed no nation, no people, no signer that god doth know.” The “Anabaptists” denounced by Bacon had multiplied during the subsequent generation. They were also antinomians, believing that the “moral law of noise at all to believers” that the Old Testament was not binding on God’s chosen and that faith and conscience took priority over good works and lawfully constituted authority. For the Africans, Europeans and American hewers of wood and powers of water work was both a curse and a punishment, these workers were necessary to the growth of capitalism. The result is that the hewers of wood and drawers of water have been invisible, anonymous, and forgotten, even though they transformed the face of the Earth by building the infrastructure of “civilization”-The hewers of wood and drawers of water had…