A Summary Of Slavery In Brazil

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Resulting from the large scale trade between the Old and New World, demographic changes impacted ideologies and inequalities that still exist today. Large scale diasporas of people, resulted in what today is considered differences in race and social class based solely on the color of one 's skin. Previously in Europe the color of one’s skin didn’t segregate or define a person from another. The Romans among others practiced slavery, but by no means was slavery based upon race. As Imperial powers began to develop in the new world, natives were first used, but due to conflicts and unforeseen diseases, other forms of slavery were sought out. The trading of slaves brought about world wide demographic changes, while also bringing people from diverse backgrounds together.…show more content…
However, challenges resulted when different cultures defined race in different ways. Although many cultures shared the same ideals of slave brutality, different imperial powers adopted different views and practices of race. The color of skin of a slave in Brazil was very different than that of a slave in the United States. Throughout this time period race continual shaped political and social conflicts in North America, South America and Europe. There is obvious evidence that forced labor existed in a variety of forms and in almost all cultures, but when looking back in history the African slave trade seems to make one of the largest impacts. However, regardless of the where historically slavery existed, European empires will be known for bringing about and cultivating the idea of “race inferiority” or using one’s skin color to denote or justify seniority over one

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