Essay On African American Slavery

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Slavery Slavery was a life changing, horrific, and difficult time for the African Americans. They went through several trials daily. They came to America in 1619. Slavery became popular in the American colonies during the 18th century when slavery began to become well known and taken for granted. Slaves worked on tobacco,rice,cotton, and indigo plantations. It was from there that slavery was known to every colony. Slavery began in 1619. The African Americans came from Africa to America in hopes of finding a better place to live.”Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and African-American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation.” concludes From six to seven billion African Americans were taken into slavery by the 18th century. The idea of slavery began in Europe. The Europeans saw African Americans as an easy origin for a servant. A Dutch ship had brought in more slaves and slavery was one of the most popular systems known in the American colonies. Therefore, slavery began.…show more content… states.”There were no beds given the slaves, unless one coarse blanket be considered such, and none but the men and women had these...They find less difficulty from the want of beds,than from the want of sleep.” And,”Very many of their sleeping hours are consumed in preparing for the field of the coming day.” Slavery had no place to call their own. Their beds were thin blankets,if even they owned such a thing. Many had lack of sleep from the working hours of all day and all night. Many of their daily jobs or chores include,cooking, washing, fielding, and mending. So many have fallen to a restless sleep for a few short hours until the they are summoned in the dawn for another hard day’s work. Slavery was also a very horrific time for the young and old
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