World History SEEK PAPER BJ Kim 9cc Question: What are the advantages and disadvantages of Atlantic slave trade?q 10 to 16 million Africans were victims of Trans-Atlantic Slave trade. This is the same amount of people living in Portugal and Ecuador. Many people had their rights deprived by the Atlantic Slave trade and this happened only about 200 years ago. The victims of African slave trade, were maltreated as products in new world (Americas) and most of them were not able to get back to their home. Even though the Atlantic slave trade somewhat had positive parts especially in Europe, it had much more negative outcomes on Africa like violation of human rights of the slaves, and weakened the African nations.
An effect of imperialism, which was negative for the Africans, was that they lost many freedoms. Africans were stripped of many rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to live a full life. Also, Africans lost the right to work for themselves and were forced by the Europeans to labor in mines or collect rubber and other plants from the jungle. If the Africans were unable to fulfill the demands of the European soldiers, they were punished severely; many had their hands or ears cut off and some were killed. Another negative effect was that many Africans were brought to the Americas to work as slaves.
Because of several reasons such as lack of gainful employment coupled with poverty in rural areas, people have to move to the urban centers in search of a better existence. Most of the migrants do not possess the skills or the education to allow them to find good paid safe and sound employment in the formal sector, and therefore are forced to settle for work in the informal sector. Studies on the international level have shown that the low skilled rural migrants live in all Asian countries, but they are more established in the poorer countries such as Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam. (Bhowmik, 2005) Over the past few years the informal sector has experienced rapid growth in developing countries. It is generally said that the rapid growth of the sector has been influenced by the increasing unemployment in developing countries.
Except, sometimes they would be kidnapped and forced back into slavery because many upper class whites felt they were not worthy of being in a social class nor free. Therefore, many freed blacks faced harsh treatments and did not have an easy life. The freed black population had to live in certain areas, could not vote, testify, nor attend school. Ultimately, for many freed blacks it felt like they were still slaves. The slave population was also not considered a real class and had their own struggles of working for the upper-class and not receiving any basic human
The high-interest rate left consumers with large debt that people were often unable to escape. Brinkley also states, “Due to the Crop-Lien system, many freed slaves quickly lost any land they acquired” (365). This left former slaves with a serious burden of
One of the first trips which happened around 1650 consisted of about 115 male slaves, 115 females and other products that were being transported for trade as well. Unfortunately, during many of these voyages not all slaves survived the voyage and died due to the harsh conditions that they were placed in. Most of the times the slave traders would pay other traders with goods to get the slaves, since they themselves did not want to go and take them from their villages. Also, many traders wanted
Migrant workers are often trapped by debts because their wages are deducted to pay their brokers, who provide them jobs. In some serious cases, migrant workers are never paid and subject to a modern form of slavery. Furthermore, Thai law only provides registered migrants with rights to basic social service and labor law, but the law does not apply to non-registered migrants. Consequently, the latter fails to access social services. (World Bank, 2006) Although there are several sources of information provided concerning migrant workers in Thailand, most of them are the researches which conducted in rural areas, especially in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
Some scholars have enlarged their coverage by focusing on a specific issue or topic of Indian Diaspora in a given region. This is understandable considering the constraints of opportunity, time and resources encountered by scholars. Thus comparative studies of Indian Diaspora have been few. Restudies of a diasporic community and comparisons between “the old immigration” and “the new immigration” are rare. Indians are not the only people who have ventured out of their homeland in such vast numbers.
The export of the most economically active men and women led to the disintegration of entire societies (SAHO, s.a.). The trade in slaves also led to new political formations. In some cases, as people sought protection from the violence and warfare that went with the slave trade, large centralised states came into being (SAHO,
The second generation finds itself presented with two conflicting realities and cultures and sets of expectations – one of the host countries through the socio-cultural surroundings and the other of the home country through their parents.” (Batra 50).Coming across two cultures, the first impression for a migrant is that of homelessness. As the strong Indian roots does not allow him to mix and acculturate at once. Therefore, the Diaspora Indian is like the banyan tree following the traditional Indian way of spreading strong roots of affection. He spreads out his roots in several soils as that of the motherland and the one where he migrates. He constantly tries to nourish from one when the rest dries up.