American Slavery In America

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Slavery In America Introduction: Blacks had an unusual and horrible experience in the US, but they certainly can 't claim to be the only people-group who 's ever been oppressed (look into the history of the Jews, or the Irish before and during the potato famine.) Everyone has something they could be upset about, although I realize that for many blacks the wounds are still open and, honestly, being rubbed with salt. Anthony Johnson (BC 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia. Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. Sometime after…show more content…
Here are three scenes from the history of slavery in North America. In 1637, a group of Pequot Indians, men and boys, having risen up against English colonists in Connecticut and been defeated, were sold to plantations in the West Indies in exchange for African slaves, allowing the colonists to remove a resistant element from their midst. (The tribe’s women were pressed into service in white homes in New England, where domestic workers were sorely lacking.) In 1741, an 800-foot-long coffle of recently enslaved Sioux Indians, procured by a group of Cree, Assiniboine, and Monsoni warriors, arrived in Montreal, ready for sale to French colonists hungry for domestic and agricultural labor. And in 1837, Cherokee Joseph Vann, expelled from his land in Georgia during the era of Indian removal, took at least 48 enslaved black people along with him to Indian Territory. By the 1840s, Vann was said to have owned hundreds of enslaved black laborers, as well as racehorses and a side-wheeler…show more content…
The majority of the whites hated them, but there were still some who tried to help them. They decided the blacks weren 't human because of their skin color and there language. Very similar to the holocaust all over Germany-the Germans decided to start a mass genocide and attempt to kill off all Jews (and other surrounding countries) mostly because they assumed that they were the reason for Germany 's poverty. Slave trade originally started in Africa (blacks selling blacks for money), but they eventually came to America and were sold here. The whites that supported this decided they could treat blacks less than human because they knew they could, and 'everyone else did it ' so that made it ok to do it too. I thank God that it is over to that extreme, but discrimination towards them and people of every color and belief still happens everyday. There are many reasons why people don 't believe in God, but some main reasons are because they don 't see Him, and to them seeing is believe; or because life wasn 't always good to them, so there mustn 't be a god because of this. It 's sad, but whether you believe or not, he IS there. Seeing is deceiving,
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