One of the most controversial of these is the impact its’ invention had on slavery in America. Instead of slavery becoming obsolete which was the inspiration behind this invention, the cotton gin actually contributed to a massive explosion in the growth of slavery. Whitney thought his invention would decrease the labor involved in production of cotton which in turn would decrease the need for slaves. However, the cotton gin just changed how slaves were used in the production of cotton and did not decrease their need. The cotton gin increased cotton productivity which increased profits for farmers.
One cause-and-effect arguments Nash makes about slavery's development is as the need for labor increased because of agricultural development, the need for slaves also increased. Expansion of slave trade was caused by the high demand for cash crops like tobacco and sugar. American colonies were in need of a cheap labor force and saw Africans as fit for the job since there were so many of them. Indentured servitude was just not working for the colonies because of the intense work needed to be done to farm cash crops. Another cause and effect argument Nash uses is that the English entry into the slave trade business allowed southern plantation owners to buy slaves more and for cheaper than ever before.
While Caribbean slavery and Russian serfdom are similar in regard to economics costs, they differ in the cultural details and agricultural productions. Both Caribbean slavery and Russian serfdom provided very cheap labor and economically benefited their mother government; however, the two methods came about in different ways. When the Spanish and Portuguese first began colonizing the Caribbean and South America, they stumbled upon a rich supply of native. They soon coerced the natives into working on sugar and tobacco plantations as slaves—the conditions were horrendous and life was short and brutal.
The effects of European imperialism on Africa was economic negative because European took away their properties them using Africans and Indians for labor which caused the loss of food. It was social positive because they got rid of slavery which the Africans had more opportunities. The effects of European imperialism
The first major group of European dealers in West Africa was the Portuguese, followed by the British and the French. ”African sellers often kidnapped slaves and brought them to markets on the coast. At these markets, European and American purchasers traded materials such as cloth, iron, guns, alcohol, and decorative items that were helpful to the merchants in turn for purchasing slaves. Most frequently, slave sellers were found to be men, and they used their expanded wealth to improve their prestige. They used this to their advantage to contact themselves, through marriage, to other wealthy families in their kingdom.
The need for labour sprang from the inherent demographic difference between the Americas and South Asia, from the impact of European expansion and from the specific labor tasks that the colonists required. The Atlantic slave trade paid much attention to the role of the slave trade in British North America and West Indian colonies. According to Kenneth Morgan (2007: 18) “the transatlantic slave trade was an important business enterprise within the British Empire for nearly a century and a half, from the restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660 until the trade was abolished in 1807”. In this period the slave trade and its capital turnover made a substantial contribution to the economic development of the British Empire.
The slave trade was a vital component of the colonizing world, beginning with the Dutch's first voyage in 1628. As the decades progressed, so did the number of African slaves brought to North, Central, and South America. These slaves replaced the indigenious servants once used for labor in the mining and agriculture industry; they provided a stable labor source for gold mining in Brazil and sugar production in the Carribean. Since history is not an arbitry unconnected concept, the event of slavery during the salve trade has major implications in contemporary society, lagely affecting the indigenious and slave populations of the America. The largest impact is simply the continued oppression of African decendents in the class system of society because of their connection to slavery.
Although both authors seemed to have similar concepts of the organization of slavery, what they did both strongly acknowledge was that slavery made the majority of the economic output from the Atlantic Trade System, which helped develop colonies that desperately needed a steady supply of ready made products and natural resources. Without that mass amount of imported slaves and their labor, America would not have developed at the pace it did. (Klein, 104) Colonization: When discussing the colonization of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Klein first points out that Africa was a relatively modest source of slaves until the 16th century when the Americas began to experience large influxes of European colonization which ultimately led to the need for
The relationship between slaves and the cotton gin was a complicated one, although the cotton gin did free the slaves from having to separate cotton from its’ seeds by hand, it did increase the demand for them to work in cotton plantations. This was a result of the dramatically inexpensive price of cotton, which increased the demand for cotton by large textile factories. Cotton production also proved to be well suited to slave labour. Being a reasonably labour intensive process, farmers chose to employ a method involving slaves working in small groups, while mostly always being supervised by a white overseer. This made for much more efficient work method, allowing overseer’s to supervise and when required, discipline groups of slaves concurrently.
One of the reasons American cotton was attractive in the market was its low prices, which was a consequence of the employment of slave labour. Here, the social relationships contributed significantly to the economic structure. Slave owners, who more often than not, were also plantation owners or landlords, exerted their dominance over slaves. The relationship between these two groups was one of violent domination. Cotton planters often used violent means to extract maximum possible labour from the slaves.
Beginning in 1607, slavery arose as indentured servitude ended, as it was full of too many complications. Bacon’s rebellion proved that free labor is successful, as long as I was purely free and not reliant on the promise of land in the end. The accessibility and legality of slavery made it the perfect economical move to maintain the prospering cash crops of the North American colonies. Slavery seemed like the best option for the colonies in the 17th century, but the issues of differing human morality will begin to rise and trigger the civil
The slaves were very confused at that point, and they waited to set sail across the Atlantic ocean. During the end of The Triangular Trade, plantation products such as sugar, tobacco, and rum were loaded onto the ships and shipped to Europe to be sold. This was the big way that slaves helped Europe gain
By owning a slave, the owners were not only getting a permanent worker, they were legally entitled to their offspring as well. African slavery took place in North America because it was the most economically viable solution to southern plantation owners ' labor needs. The slave owners in America used slavery by forcing people to work for them because that was the only way of thinking that life would be easier for them but slavery was never the right way to get the best productivity or outcome from
Possibly the group of people most significantly impacted by the American Revolution was to the slave population of North America. Before the American Revolution, not much thought was given to the contradiction of fighting Britain for freedom and owning a man as property. After the American Revolution, the northern colonies started to see the irony in the two policies and made it legal to manumit their slaves(Shultz, 2010). These freed slaves congregated in the Chesapeake region to form colonies as free people. This made it easier for slaves from the south to escape and blend into the Chesapeake colonies of
or my History project I chose Option A. I believe that one of the biggest contributors to the start of the Civil war was economic issues. The economic start of the Civil War goes all the way back to the start of English settlement in North America. A new economy began in this era and it supported the use of slavery for labor to supply crops and cotton. Plantation owners in the South used slave labor for their own benefit to produce crops at a faster rate which made them more money.