Different cultures and customs play a big part in this. I also believe that the treatment of slaves depended on the type of work needing to be done. If it was a large plantation they were more brutal to their slaves being as more work needed to be done. If it was just small amounts of work such as England and Africa, they were much kinder. From analyzing The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, I evaluated that North America and the slave ships treated slaves the worst.
Slavery in the Americas and the Ottoman Empire Slavery is a system of social relations in which a person (slave) is owned by another person (slave owner). At first, criminals and debtors became slaves, but later, civilians were forced to work for their masters. Slavery became common after the Age of Exploration. A massive transatlantic slave trade flourished because there were not enough people to work on the plantations in the Americas. Europeans learnt that an unlimited number of laborers from Africa could be loaded on ships and turned into slaves in the Americas.
Since the 20th century , the slavery has been broadly understood as forced labor. Slavery an based on a relationship of submission where one person sees another person and can exact from that person labor. African American got very hard time because they were seen as less than other people through their skin color and culture or low material. As they did not took their civil rights like other civil. From the 1600s, African Americans were treated as slaves for white people.
White southerners felt that African Americans would not give their full potential in labor unless they were threatened with beatings. In a few cases, resistance caused masters to reduce work hours and improve working conditions. The domestic slave trade between 1820 and 1860 took a toll on many slave families. As the expansion of the cotton kingdom grew the need for money began the trade amongst masters and slave traders. Masters sold men, women, and children.
After slavery, African Americans in the south were in a time of change. Though they were free from slavery, whippings, and auctions, I believe life became difficult for them even after slavery ended. Racism began to grow increasingly, as many could not accept the fact that there was no more slavery. It became stricter when the government in the South enforced laws called Black Codes. Those laws were set to grant only certain rights to people of color.
Portuguese were using native slaves in Brazil, but the native slaves were dying in large masses. The Portuguese started to buy African slaves. African slaves had a longer life expectancy when compared to the native slaves. African slaves could endure the greater work load and were not as susceptible to native diseases. Early victims of the Atlantic Slave Trade were traded throughout different locations, which included the Americas, Middle East, and a number of other locations throughout the world.
Thus the Cuban planters had to analyze the production team and find out the problem of the costs. The Cubans always wanted to have lower labour costs to allow them to be a competitor around the world as if their product was more expensive people would be shunned away. Therefore, this caused the African slave imports to be dropped tremendously as there were 10,000 Africans slaves in 1844 and just in one year it doped to 1,300 in 1845. Thus, this is one of the reasons slavery towards Africans dropped immensely. ( Yun, Lisa and Ricardo R.
Picture the early days of the cotton industry: The Africans, being forced to migrate from their land, the sudden work that falls upon their shoulders, and to deal with the heartache of the separate from their families; beside this they carried Africans into slavery, in order to pick in a cotton field. In the process of building a great economy in America, most people lost the human side of them, or forget that people with dark skin are also human with hearts, not a machine! Ralph Waldo Emerson, express his opinion by saying: “Money often costs too much.” During the seventieth century the money charged the Africans their lives. Owners of farms did not stop by making Negros picking crops, however they crossed the line and started trading them as a material. The public called it by “the slave trade”.
In the early 1800s, when plantation owners left almost all other crops in favour of the newly profitable cotton. To increase cotton production planters purchased more slaves from Africa and the West Indies before the slave trade was banned in 1808. Thousands of blacks were brought into the United States during these years to tend to cotton fields, the size of plantations increased from relatively small plots to huge farms with as many as several hundred slaves each. Because the entire Southern economy became dependent on cotton, it also became dependent on slavery. Although Northern factories certainly benefited indirectly from slavery, Northern social customs were not tied to slavery as Southern customs were.
Before the Civil War, the South was thriving due to its use of slave labor. Race is more of subtext in this story than it is in Ellison’s novel, but in “A Rose for Emily,” the title character has a servant who is a black man, and we can infer that her family was more influential when they had money and power, probably from being descended from plantation owners. The implication is that some Southerners want to hang on to the past, including the extreme racial inequality that characterized the antebellum period, while the rest of the world moves