African American Barbarians

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Since the British justified their acts towards the Africans by labeling them as an inferior race and that they were below all other groups of people, Africans were viewed as barbarians and treated as such. Working as a clerk in a sugar plantation, Equiano was a witness to cruelties of every kind, which were exercised on his fellow slaves in the Caribbean plantations. According to his testimony, African slaves that were brought to the Caribbean islands by the cargoes for purchase were exposed to the violent depredations of white clerks. Regardless of age, men and women slaves were assaulted and their body parts were cut off for mistakes that were not even worth the mention. This shows a domination of British slaveholders on the islands and
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