The captains valued their profits more than the human lives on the ships. It was evident that the captains perspective of the Africans were negative, in which they viewed them as lesser than them. Gad Heuman and James Walvin state in their 2003 account of The Atlantic Slave Trade that the slaves were “a valuable investment” and that they “died not only from disease and accident, but from rebellion, suicide, and natural disasters”. This showcases the captains guilt from the inhumane treatment of the slaves when they were feeling ill. As time went on, many slaves fell sick due to the spread of diseases in the tightly packed ships. The captains knew of this problem but refused to attend to it, instead filling their ships with more slaves to gain
Once intercepted by the local South Carolina militia, they battled and 20 whites were killed and double that of African rebels were also murdered. Due to this rebellion/revolt and the fear of more revolts, laws with even harsher slave codes were enacted. One act to come out the Stono Rebellion was the “Negro Act of 1740”, which restricted slave assembly, movement, and education. This act also restricted the importation of slaves directly from Africa for 10 years because the Africans were beginning to outnumber the whites. Slave owners who treated their slaves too harshly were subject to fines under the Negro Act in a way to implicit the idea that harsh treatment might contribute to rebellion.
Then as well with the Middle passage traveling how in Falconbridge it says "The man slaves, on being brought aboard the ship, are immediately fastened together, two and two, by hand-cuffs on their wrists, and by irons riveted on their leg" (Freeman 3). And then in Equiano it talks about how the author saw tons of slaved chained together and he was horrified. 2) How do the two accounts differ in describing the Middle Passage? Do these inconsistencies discredit either story? Yes they are completely different when describing the middle passage with selling slaves based on age.
Olaudah states “...that the air soon became unfit for respiration from a variety of loathsome smells, and brought on a sickness among the slaves, of which many died, thus falling victims to the improvident avarice,” many slaves became sick and died, thus were unable to be sold (Equiano 3). This waste was reconciled when an insurance for expired slaves came about, and was later exploited by intentionally killing slaves. Until slaves were insured, the maltreatment of cargo was a contradiction to their ultimate goal. People were treated as belongings or lesser beings and were traded for money. The slaves are not considered human in this time, but as animals “...we were all pent up together like so many sheep in a fold…” (Equiano 4).
He gathered items and left again, leaving his brothers, half of the ship's crew, and hundreds of slaves that he brought from home. He wasn’t nice to the slaves either; he was cruel to them and even killed some of them on purpose. These slaves worked very hard to rebuild the island that “disappeared”, even though they were treated very
They think Africa is a bad race because they have no technology and have no power to protect themselves, so they caught a lot of Africans to be their slaves. Not only Europeans, but also Americans think Africa is the lower-race because a lot of the slaveholder were the lord or the richest man in Europe. Their thoughts were fixated by the European society so their behavior embodied that they scorn Africa. In 1890s, the rich man and some officer are still those people who are scoring African. So they try their best to prevent the 14th Amendment happened which is meant that equality between white and
Many of the natives died due to Columbus. Him and his crew forced many of them into labor because they did not have the gold or the spices he came there for. He brought some of them back on ships for slavery and many of them died on the way due to being malnourished by Columbus and his crew. While Columbus and his crew were back with the natives, they killed the natives that refused to give their items and jewelry away, So the king and
. . By purchasing so great a number, the slaves were so crowded that they were obliged to lie one upon another. This caused such a mortality among them that without meeting with unusually bad weather or having a longer voyage than common, nearly one half of them died before the ship arrived” (Alexander Falconbridge's Account of The Slave Trade, Module 5). Usually, the master of other plantations were nice but not my master.
During a time in history, many people have suffered because of hatred and genocide. An example of this is when the African Americans were forced into slavery and killed when they did not work. The events in these acts were because of the silent majority . People were too afraid to speak their minds and stand up for themselves . This event was similar to slavery with the Native Americans when they were held against their will when the white men was taking over.
Consequently, many Native Americans began to negatively view Europeans and many would view them as inferior. Another way the Europeans impacted the Native Americans was by forcing them into slavery. The Spanish would practically enslave Native Americans through various systems, such as the encomienda, repartimiento, and mita. Usually, the Native Americans could not handle the arduous workload and many would die as a result. Conquest and forced labor caused the native population to significantly decline.
Slaves were introduced to unknown diseases and suffered from malnutrition long before they reached their destination. Many of the Africans preferred death over slavery. As Olaudah Equiano mentions, some men that were traveling with him jumped to the ocean to reach death, but did not succeed. The death of the Africans meant economic loss for the traders, so maintaining them alive before selling them, was a rough
On the contrary, most of my indentured servants have died out due to malaria bearing mosquitoes infesting our humid rice paddies during the scorching summer. However, I have turned to Africans who have somehow managed to build immunity to yellow fever and malaria. Several plantation owners like me have needed around 65 slaves to do the strenuous work, therefore, the Africans appear to be outnumbering us in terms of population. In addition, tensions have sizzled amongst the slaves and the plantation owners through the force and control which is necessary due to their recent behavior from arson and violence. The worst of all mischief occurred during the Stono Rebellion.
Unlike the Hereo and Nama which were brought a place that didn’t offer any basic needs to survive. Lastly the Flint residents were all killed but exposed to lead which caused more violence in society. Most of the Hereo and Nama people were killed seven months after being deported to Shark Island. By comparing and contrasting these two events that have happened it shows that they are more dissimilarities then similarities. The one but most important similarity that they have in common is the environmental injustice and environmental racism that was performed in both
Many of the diseases that the Europeans brought with them were killing the Native Americans at a staggering rate. Death tolls that were seen were sometimes as high as 80-90 percent, and sometimes entire groups of people would vanish entirely (Ojibwa, 2009). The diseases that were introduced by the Europeans could be classified as group diseases that ranged from smallpox to tuberculosis. These diseases were also prevalent amongst the African population as well, however, the Native Americans were much more devastated by the waves of illness. Native Americans were also much more likely to escape and never return because they knew the territory whereas the Africans had almost no chance of escaping once they arrived in the
The Black Death, over a span of five years, killed 25 million people and it was almost impossible to survive. First, the Plague was just an outbreak of the bubonic plague, which is a disease, created by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis. The first known case of the Black Plague was recorded in China, 224 B.C.E. In 1348, twelve Genoese boats docked at the Sicilian port of Messina, Italy, after they had finished sailing the Black Sea. Rats that lived on the ships spread the Plague to Britain in 1348.