The Kongolese Saint Anthony: Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706.
African History to 1880 V. Littlewolf Heike Luther College 11/30/20122:10:27 PM
The story takes place in a time of internal strife. Portugal defeated the KongoKingdom in the Battle of Mbwila on October 29, 1665, but suffered a disastrous defeat atthe Battle of Kitombo, when they tried to invade Kongo in 1670.(eurekaencyclopedia.com/index.php/Category:Portuguese_Colony, 2003) Full Portugueseadministrative control of the interior was not achieved until the beginning of the 20thcentury. (eurekaencyclopedia.com/index.php/Category:Portuguese_Colony, 2003)Thecoastal regions, including fortified Portuguese towns like those of Luanda (established in1575 with 400 Portuguese settlers) and Benguela (a fort from 1587, a town from 1617)remained almost continuously in Portuguese hands until the independence of Angolain1975. (eurekaencyclopedia.com/index.php/Category:Portuguese_Colony, 2003)Italians came to Angola and firmly believed that slavery was a fit punishment fornot being Christian. (Mtisi, 2012) This reminds me of General William T. ShermanUnion Genera (Stout) l during the American Civil War he believed like the Italian priestthat the South deserved all they got as punishment for being in the conflict to begin with.The Italians were in the slave trade (scarf, 2012). The Italians saw the slave trade
as a way to condone slavery because the African’s warring factions deserved it.
African’s were Not Christian.
(Mtisi, 2012)1619, the Dutch started the selling and hauling to America with this wealthbringing cargo. Every leading nation in the known world dealt in the commodities that
were slaves “human cargo”.
(Montgomery, 1920l, pp. 52-54) No one rushed to stop thisinhuman treatment of others linked by so much to the whites that traded in otherhumankind. (Heike, 2012)In as little as one hundred and fifty years later in 1776 every