Textbook v. Wikipedia (The Atlantic slave trade) Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that differs from other encyclopedias in a significant way: along with reading the articles in Wikipedia, anyone can add or edit articles however they like. On the other hand, Textbooks provide organized units of work with a balanced, chronological presentation of information. In this assignment by using the topic: The Atlantic slave trade to compare coverage in the textbook with coverage in Wikipedia included accuracy and convenient of searching. First of all, the Wikipedia and the textbooks showed the different effects of the slave trade. According to the textbook,” The effects of the slave trade varies from area to area.” It had tragic effects on the lives of the slaves and their families. There was also an economic price as the importation of cheap manufactured goods from Europe undermined local cottage industries and forced countless families into poverty. The slave trade also led to the depopulation of some areas and deprived many Africa communities of their youngest and strongest men and women. Moreover, the political effects of the slave trade were also devastating. They need to maintain a constant supply of slave led to increased warfare and violence as Africa chiefs and their followers, armed with guns acquired from the trade in slaves, increased their raids and wars on neighboring”(Spielvogeles). On the other hand, according to the Wikipedia, “the Atlantic slave trade only effect of Africa and Europe is economy, In the 19th century, European abolitionists, most prominently Dr. David Livingstone, took the opposite view, arguing that the fragile local economy and societies were being severely harmed by the trade. Historian Walter Rodney estimates that by c.1770, the King of Dahomey was earning an estimated £250,000 per year by selling captive African soldiers and enslaved people to the European slave-traders. Also in Europe, West Indian writer Eric Williams asserts the contribution of Africans on the basis of profits from the slave trade and slavery, and the employment of those profits to finance England's industrialization process. He argues that the enslavement of Africans was an essential element to the Industrial Revolution, and that British wealth is, in part, a result of slavery. However, he says that by the time of its abolition it had lost its profitability and it was in Britain's economic interest to ban it.”(The Atlantic slave trade) In the textbook, author mention all the effects that caused by the Atlantic slave trade, but the information provided by the Wikipedia is lack of accuracy.
Second, although Wikipedia is lack of accuracy, it is convenient for search. According to Wikipedia, “there are many different contents are related to the topic…
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named, Wikipedia. For over a decade institutions, professors and scholarly students abroad have criticized the ‘free to write’ site for its disinformation and overall legitimacy. The fundamental differences stem from Wiki’s inability to substantiate their site has the validity and credibility needed to be considered a good source of information. These negative feelings have been symbolically placed at the roots of Wikipedia’s foundation; their authors. The most profound flaw that Wikipedia seems…
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commonly and popular research based data is not considered factual. Wikipedia, which used by numerous college students is not considered a factual research source. College students use Wikipedia for several reasons, such as studying for a midterm, final, or a term paper. It’s used constantly to recheck facts or a form of guidance. Even though numerous students rely on Wikipedia, it is not a legitimate source for research. Wikipedia is managed and written by the public for the public. Even though pages…
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and other source may be similar, but students should take precautions when gathering information from Wikipedia and adding the website as their main source. In Cathy’s blog, she mentioned tips to know if the information in Wikipedia is credible enough to be the right source for doing academic writing. One tip that was mentioned in this website was to compare the information that’s found in Wikipedia to Encyclopedia Britannica, which is a well-known highly reputable source. If the information is the…
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Wikipedia is a collaborative resource, which aims to be a compendium of all human knowledge. In a serious examination of Wikipedia as a credible and valid source of information we need to place our argument within a definable framework. As I will show information has many uses, for the purposes of this paper I will examine the use of Wikipedia for scholarly research, the kind, which I will be utilizing throughout the rest of my MBA program. I will be evaluating Wikipedia based on the parameters…
Is Wikipedia A Reliable Source
In this paper I will be discussing the debate between pro Wikipedia’s Dwight Reed, and Rachel R. Wright, and con Wikipedia’s Nicole Irwin, Michelle Douglas, and Ivy Leigh. During the debate between Learning Team B members we debated over different points of views regarding Wikipedia as a reliable source.
Almost everyone knows about Wikipedia. Heck, every time you use a search engine like Google, Wikipedia shows up as a source for information…