African Americans were treated very cruel as slaves during the 1800’s. The cruelty of the slaves’ punishments depended usually on their location, the conditions, and the time. The Slaves were mostly whipped, executed, and raped. They weren’t allowed to learn to read and write. The whites kept them from having religious gatherings, and made them feel useless without their owners.
Through his own experience of slavery from a child to adult, he exposed the brutal nature of slavery and revealed underside of how slave owners maintain such terrible regime. In the institution of slavery, whites gain their power over slavery by the practice of violent and cruel treatment, deliberately keep slaves ignorant of basic facts about slave themselves and the intention of enslaving them. Slaveholders in the south separated slave’s family, slaves will become vulnerable and lost consciousness or hope in the absence of family love. Slaveholder could keep them without facing any lawful punishments. Basis on these, whites can make black slaves lost their individuality and qualities as human, they will have not have consciousness aware their place in the society.
Letting go of something you held so tightly on for the last two centuries can be very difficult. The South definitely was not eager to free all their slaves, especially when their entire economy was hinged on it. Slavery went through many changes between the American Revolution and the early nineteenth century. Between 1775 and 1830, the slave trade both expanded and decreased, creating challenges for both free and enslaved African Americans alike as they struggled to gain equal rights to their fellow American
After the Civil War, African Americans had finally gained their freedom following years of being forced into an inhumane slave system that dehumanized their entire race. Even though the 13th Amendment abolished the institution of slavery, that did not change people's views of African Americans; whites still viewed blacks as inferior to them. As the African Americans were starting to finally build lives for themselves without the help of their former masters, whites’ resentment of African Americans grew because of their growth in America both economically and politically. Even as African Americans faced discrimination because of their race, Native Americans also faced discrimination from white society because of their culture. Natives overall were very different than the average Americans, and because of that, white Americans wanted to change their diet, clothing, and overall lives to make them become more “civilized.”
During the Slave Trade, millions of African American people were taken from their homeland to be sold into slavery. They were only seen as desirable for their work, and were treated as animals. Dragged onto a large ship, these slaves would be forced to endure brutal living conditions both before and after they were bought. During their travels, they were beaten, starved, and insulted with vulgar language. These people were all seen as less than others due to something as trivial as the color of their skin.
Whites got away with capitalism which means, controlling land, tools, and resources and use others labor to enrich. In our society, blacks are not allowed to be racist; all they could do was react to racism. Social immigration failed with blacks because of their hatred and bitterness for whites. Almost 70 years later after the civil rights movement and we have gotten
Struggle for Change Abraham Lincoln wanted for slavery to be ended because he found it unfair to the African Americans who were imprisoned. He wanted for Congress to pass the thirteenth amendment for the abolishment of slavery. Lincoln made sure that Congress and the southern states understood that he wouldn’t give up until he got what he wanted, slavery to be abolished. Getting slavery abolished was a difficult task for many reasons. Abraham Lincoln wanted to end slavery, but it was a problem among many to resolve during the Civil War (Blair 1754).
African chattel slavery already had a large presence in America at the time of the Declaration of Independence. For years, Britain and other countries had gone to Africa, abducted the natives, and shipped them to the states to be sold as slaves. This, of course, is morally and ethically wrong, which is why the Declaration writers included it in the Declaration. They did so, in hopes that they could end slavery in the states. Ending slavery would mean freedom for an enormous number of African slaves.
Many Europeans believed that they were superior to other cultures. They had a mindset that they were more deserving and more civilized than other peoples. This caused problems between the Europeans and other cultures. When the Europeans arrived in America, there was no hostility between the groups, but as time went on this European mentality caused many conflicts between the different cultures in the New World. Native americans were initially scared of the European settlers.
Chapter 2: 1. The root of racism in America is the historical events and coincidences that lead the first shipment of blacks to Virginia to be used as slaves. From there a whole culture emerged of techniques and justifications to explain why blacks were slaves and inferior. It all started when a shipment of servants in 1619 came to a place of starvation and anger with its people desperate for labor to grow corn for their substance and tobacco for their profit because they couldn’t or simply didn’t want to. They couldn’t force the Indians to work as their slaves because the Indians were too resilient and they had a “home court advantage” so to speak and white servants were not sufficient.
Initially these slaves were not from Africa but indentured servants or white slaves who had voluntarily mortgaged themselves for a better life in America. At the beginning of the 1700’s there were 100,000 white slaves in the southern colonies working for landowners that came to dominate the agriculture and commerce. This system was misused and once free little or no land was available as promised. This in turn led to dissent, rebellion and a great deal of tension. When there were no longer any willing whites to enslave these landowners turned their eyes toward Africa.
Enslavement of Africans and the creation of the concept of racism were two very poor choices made by the early American colonists. Africans were captured by traders and used for American slavery, causing massive consequences for the future of the western world. Shortly after the American continents were discovered, Europeans began colonizing it. For the lack of productive farmers in the New World, colonists began to trade with Africa, which gladly accepted American goods in exchange for African slaves, who had been captured. American traders then loaded the slaves aboard their ship and set off to go back to America.
Slaves are people who are owned by farmers to their work on plantations and have no rights at all. These people are bought from the action market and the owners have the right to control the amount of work, food, and beatings they receive. Slavery started even earlier in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek empire, and many more empires. Later, European conquistadors conquered South America and North America and enslaving the local Indian Americans. Then by the 18th century, all Indian Americans slowly started to stop and used Black people as slaves.
Their dreams were nonsense to the dominant white male, therefore slaves were not allowed to speak of this nonsense. Violence suppressed people since they were not allowed to dream of freedom. They were not allowed to dream, a dream is a basic human right. The dominant killing their dreams would be more violent and cruel. When the biggest dream inside perish, we tend to lose interest.