If the ideology is effective the result is the domination. The ideology could come from customs, religious beliefs, or economic interest. Therefore, all the local forms of slavery from concubines to pawnship had legitimacy, despite such legitimacy not necessarily meant acceptance by the enslaved person. What I am trying to say is: slavery had an ideological framework in which the whole system rested. Consequently, when the Western abolition movement arrived in the Indian Ocean World (or other spaces beyond Americas) such framework was undermined because it was uncivilized.
The Amistad Case This essay is about the Amistad case from 1942. All started in Sierra Leone were African slave traders captures illegally many Africans, including Joseph Cinque, for selling them to Portuguese slave traders. Most of the Africans that were captured were send in the slave ship “Tecora”. This slaves were taken to Havana, Cuba where they were sold to José Ruiz and Pedro Montez and went in the ship called “Amistad”. One of the day Cinque led a revolt, killing the captain and the cook of the ship, they prisoned Ruiz and Montez for them to take them over again to Africa but instead they went opposite direction and landed in the United Sates where they went to jail and to a trial with the charges of murdering.
Uproar and protest bubbled over in the states after Scott’s failure to obtain his freedom. His case also fueled the North in their battle with the South, since the big topic of the century was “slavery”. They wanted justice for Dred Scott, to rightfully place his ownership in his own hands, to grant him the freedom to live however he pleased and to not have to walk in shackles. Any human should have that basic right, as it says in the constitution. This landmark of a case stood as a breaking point for social reform; motivation to stop the discrimination that ran throughout the country.
Therefore, African people betrayed others, which led huge chaos and huge amount of African were (change to being) sold as slaves, which lead to complete chaos (and that resulted in complete chaos). Their human rights were also being destroying when they were transported to new land from their home land by Middle Passage. Middle Passage is journey of slave ship across the Atlantic which the Africans were in the ship for 8 to 10 weeks to their arrival and Africans were exposed to very poor environment. First of all, African slaves were confined to be with ship’s cargo
The life of a slave is a life that one should be glad they do not have to live. The voyage to the New World was very cruel for the slaves. In the first passage it says, “they are carried like sheep to the slaughter, and that the Europeans are fond of their flesh.” This shows how awful the slaves were treated. As mentioned before, they were even stripped of all their clothing, and belongings if they had any. Most slaves were so exhausted from the beatings, that they did not even want to eat, but if this happened, the white men would force food into their mouths.
This left only one option in the minds of the Europeans; African slaves. It is apparent that the labour shortages in the West Indies played an important role in the development of the Atlantic slave trade and while it can be argued that this was the most influential reason for the enslavement of Africans – it’s hard to imagine that those in the sugar trade would have particularly cared who grew the sugar as long as the
Both Native slaves and Afro American slaves saw their situation as unhappy as the Europeans treated them without any respect. For both was running away an option to create the freedom they never had. While the Native slaves saw hope in the reservations, the Afro American saw hope to pretend to be one of the few free Afro Americans, to look for Native ancestry or to pay for their own
During the Haitian Revolution through August 21, 1791, to January 1, 1804, slaves were imported from Africa and oppressed by the white, French population. The slaves were outraged at the mistreatment and decided to revolt against their masters. There were many causes that started the revolution, such as social, economic, and political inequality between the white French and everyone else. The revolution itself also had an important legacy that inspired hope for the future of those oppressed as well as more negatively, death and tragedy. The Haitian Revolution was caused by oppressive slavery and discrimination against all but the French elite and led to the death of French and Haitians alike, the French’s expulsion from the island, and the spread of hope and freedom to other oppressed people all over the world.
Assignment #06: Section A: In the American Yawp textbook, the version of the slave’s experiences of being captured then shipped across the ocean to the Americas was a much nicer version than the Amistad film. The film was not accurate in depicting what actually happened on those ships, it was definitely much worse. The events and what happened to those African people was horrific and I truly don’t believe we could ever imagine what it was like being aboard those ships. I’m truly appalled at how those people were treated. Section B: I am not surprised that our car insurance companies today were once insurance companies that would pay out for “lost” Africans.
“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” Slavery is taking the individuals freedom, control over their lives and coercing them to obey rules against their will and depriving them from their rights and freedom. There are two types of freedom, Sovereign freedom and Civic freedom. Sovereign freedom is exercising power over us and others and Civic freedom is the freedom of sharing the power of the state that is governing us. A historian called Orlando Patterson suggested that there are only three universal elements applied to the slavery systems. First, the master has the right to threaten or punish the slave with violence, second, all slaves experience natal alienation meaning banishing the slaves’ rights in terms of freedom, displaying oneself to his or her rights and the right to be safe.