Modern slaves are being trafficked from everywhere into the United States, they are promised education, a home and a new life, none of which are delivered. Sure, slaves help the economy by making products and raw material, but what people don’t realize is that it is actually hurting the economy. Modern day slavery is a threat because it is hurting the United States economy and image, therefore the government should become more aware about these modern day slaves. Some ways would be, people from underdeveloped countries should become educated on this topic, and why money should be spent to eradicate modern slavery. If you had a chance to end slavery, would you take it?
One can see by looking at statistics that slavery is at an all time high across the world; many children and adults alike are contrived into different forms of slavery. Most of this concomitant slavery is focused in the United States, but it also happens in other countries such as Thailand and India. Modern day slavery has become a reliable source for get workers around the world, but that does the mean that it is the right way. By looking at the different types of modern day slavery, learning about why it is happening, and looking at ways to stop the issue, one will realize how important it is to put a stop to modern day slavery. One of the most important steps to terminating modern day slavery is learning about the many diversified business these people are working in.
During the 17th and 18th century, millions of slaves were imported from Africa to the United States of America. They were bound by chains and were not treated like humans. They were merchandise for people to use to make money off of. Slaves were later freed with the Emancipation Proclamation under President Abraham Lincoln, but the question that should be considered today is if privatization of prisons is modern day slavery. According to Suevon Lee’s article, “By the Numbers: The U.S.’s Growing For-Profit Detention Industry”, 128,195 prisoners were held in privately managed facilities as of December 2010.
Torture would you want to be there, dreams would you want to loose them, reality the total opposite of what you think. Has the US changed in slavery from the days of the 17th century till today? Events that have happened in the 17th century are very brutal especially for the African Americans and till today it has not been solved. What was slavery in the 17th centaury? It was cheaper laborers working as slaves (worth nothing or very little) they were brought in to harvest the crops and tobacco.
Tituba is in her forties. Parris brought her with him from Bardados, where he spent some years as a merchant” (17). The Commercial slavery was the logical extension both of the need to acquire a cheap labor force for burgeoning planter economies, and of the desire to construct Europe’s cultures as ‘civilized’ in contrast to the native, the cannibal and the savage (Ashcroft et al., 1998). The slavery system not only consumed the black physically but also destroyed them spiritually. In The Crucible, Tituba, a black woman and slave, is suffering from loss of ambitious to return home under slavery.
In 1619, a Dutch ship landed in Jamestown, Virginia and traded their cargo of twenty African slaves for food and supplies. Moreover, as the number of indentured servants declined the reliance on slave labor grew almost exponentially. Consequently, these slaves became known as chattel, in which they were treated as sole property of an owner that could be sold and bought. However, with the passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments the intention to create first- class citizenship for all backfired. In actuality, slavery was still present in a way, this time completely legal, but this time under different names.
Still many countries use children labor in minds and fields instead of providing a high quality education. Many workers migrate to other countries in order to get work and money but often their work is unpaid and passports are taken away so they can’t leave for home. Many children, women and men are forced into the commercial sex industry while they don’t want to do it. The basic reason of a modern slavery is poverty. Actually poor people are the main targets affected by various forms of modern slavery.
Although child labor is severely restricted today, children still work dangerous and hard jobs in much of the developing world. Forms of child labor, including indentured servitude and child slavery, have existed throughout American history on and off again for many years. As industrialization moved workers from farms and home workshops into urban areas and factory work, children were often preferred, because factory owners viewed them as more manageable, cheaper, and less likely to strike due to their age and lack of experience/education. According to William Willoughby and Mary Graffenried, “Children were weak, helpless and uneducated. Therefor they are immured at the tenderest years in mills and workshops, to undergo severe and continuous toil.” However, growing opposition to child labor in the North caused many factories to move to the South.
The cost of housing has sky-rocketed across the country. Many other factors play into what is actually required to live on, let alone raise a family. Furthermore, at a time of record corporate profits and all-time high CEO compensation, it is cruel that we do this to the least well off of our citizens. According to the Pew research (pewresearch), the minimum wage should be at least $12 an hour: Adjusted for inflation, the federal minimum wage peaked in 1968 at $8.68 (in 2016 dollars). Since it was last raised in 2009, to the current $7.25 per hour, the federal minimum has lost about 9.6% of its purchasing power to inflation.
In America, slavery was a defining aspect of life. It began as indentured servants from Europe, but when the demand for labor increased in the US, people started to rely on the Columbian Exchange for new black slaves . Through slave labor Americans built a nation. But in the coming decades, slavery was an issue that split the nation in half with both sides