They argue that Europeans saw African Americans like themselves and not like Africans form Africa. The fourth essay was written by David Eltis its titled “The Cultural Roots of African Slavery”. He argues that Africans were not just enslaved for economic purposes but he also argues that it would have been cheaper to enslave Europeans and bring them in New World. Lastly, the most likely explanation of why were Africans enslaved was David Eltis’s argument. That stated Africans were not just enslaved for economic purposes but he also argues that it would have been cheaper to enslave Europeans and bring them in New World.
Slavery had been a tradition in African culture. Many states within Africa had practiced slavery through forced labor, debt bondage, as well as, many other forms. Slaves from the Muslim dominated North African coast had been tested but it was found that the slaves were too educated and thus were more prone to rebel. This seems to be an early indication that slavery was unethical, but it still prevailed centuries to come as the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade emerged. Was the failure of the recruitment of the Northern Coast slaves due to the intellectual properties of the slaves and could the solution to this have been to find less educated Africans in order to force the burden of slavery upon them?
The introduction of slavery to the New World was an important aspect that shaped and influenced American culture to what it is today. The introduction of slaves set up the scene for white superiority and domination amongst American society. Slavery started in 1619, when Africans were brought from Africa over to the New World, through a transport system called the “Middle Passage”, to serve as free labor for tobacco production. African slaves became essential to tobacco production and the economy, as the Native Americans that were previously used as slaves, died off from smallpox and other European diseases. With no other option for free laborers, they looked to Africans.
Although it was not an ideal situation to be in, it was much better than being a plantation slave. This document shows the relationship between the indigenous peoples and the African slave communities that has been established because of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The relationship between these two communities would never have been established if it hadn't been for the slave trade.The two communities "allied together for common
Because under the capitalist system, the slave is the private property of the southern slave owners, which is as same as the northern capitalists’ private property like land, machinery. Thus, both of them should not be violated because they are sacred; therefore, the abolition of slavery is a contravention action. The reason is that slave was regarded as a chattel rather than treated as a man. In conclusion, Constitution did respond slavery through the three-fifths clause, slave-trade clause and fugitive slave clause. Furthermore, the founding fathers not outlaw slavery totally, primarily because it based on financial, political and capitalist
Therefore, Massachusetts had an interest in keeping the servants controlled and watched over. The laws were also put in place because of the upward mobility permitted of former indentured servants. If they were slaves, there would be no use to educate or moralize them; however, there was a joint interest in making them functioning members of society so that they could be assets to rather than blights on the colony once freed from indenture. One way that the law encouraged both the view of indentured servants as children of their masters, and their growth and development was to punish the master for the transgressions of the servant. For example, in 1630 the General Court began regulating the gambling and card playing habits of indentured servants; if a servant was found doing either of these things, the master would receive a fine on his or her behalf (Deetz).
This left only one option in the minds of the Europeans; African slaves. It is apparent that the labour shortages in the West Indies played an important role in the development of the Atlantic slave trade and while it can be argued that this was the most influential reason for the enslavement of Africans – it’s hard to imagine that those in the sugar trade would have particularly cared who grew the sugar as long as the
From the 1600s, African Americans were treated as slaves for white people. They had a very difficult life in their way of living. In 1861 the north were against having slaves, but the south wanted to allow slavery. Then the Civil War between the North and South began. Finally, the North won, and the slaves became free.
Aspects of the law were applying to slaves, those who owned slaves, all white people who either do or do not own slaves, and servants. It shows how all different groups of people in the society have to do their part in order to maintain the economic system. In the Slave Code of South Carolina, it begins stating rules of slaves paying off debts to their owners by saving and paying off with money or goods, or being sold and their profit being given to the original owner. It continues to talk about runaway slaves and the process in which someone must go through if they find one. The document states “ no person whatsoever, except the sheriff or gaoler, shall keep any runaway slave or slaves above four days… employ any of them, or suffer him, or her in custody”, this shows the idea of ownership of slaves in the fact that they must be returned quickly, having done no work for the capturer, and there is a small reward upon return.
Slave ownership was relatively widespread. By the 1700s, all the American colonies of European countries had African slaves. By using a system of codes to limit and govern the slaves’ life, slave owners made their slaves completely dependent on them. Some slaves lived in almost nonhuman conditions, harshly controlled by their masters, while others enjoyed flexibility and autonomy. Masters provided cheap clothing and shoes for their slaves.