Christopher Columbus Slavery

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Many or pretty much everyone who lives in the U.S. has heard or knows about Christopher Columbus as the man who discovered America, but what they don’t know that by doing so, Columbus would Ultimately condemned millions of Africans into slavery for the next 400 years by finding a land mass that could support the farming necessary to build a new nation. During the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the Spanish were settling land in the Americas and they needed a source of forced labor to work their fields. So in the late 17th and early 18th the English set out on the same mission in North America. Both the English and Spanish utilized the African slave labor while building their new nations in the Americas, but the conditions of the slaves…show more content…
One of the many people how are known to have done so much to help out more than 300 slaves escape and putting her own life on the line for them was Harriet Tubman, she would lead them to freedom through the underground railroad. The slaves within the same plantations would help each other out because they would sing for hours as they would work in the cotton farms but what their owners and other people wouldn’t know is that those songs they would spend hours singing were no songs at all they were codes that they would tell each other on how to escape but they would all go based of the sun, they would tell each other when to go, time, where to go , who to wait for and who would be the one to lead them to their freedom. slowly but surely as the time and days would go by slaves would start to escape from the plantations to find freedom soon the slave owner started to notice the disappearance of the slaves so what they would do is let the dogs go to go and look for them and when they would find them the escaped slaves would face harsh punishments such as amputation of limbs, whippings, branding, and many other horrible
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