The Brutality Of Slavery In Africa

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Imagine being born looking around and the first thing you see is your suffering mother and how the world mistreats her and her people.From 1525 to 1866 12.7 million africans were brought to the new world leaving back their livelihood around 10 million actually survived to make it to slavery and it was a horrible time period for these africans and it continued for many years.Slavery was a time where africans brought from Africa were treated like animals who had to work with no pay along with harsh treatments and woman had to deal with rape as well.Also children weren 't safe from this mistreatment they were beaten to a pulp and had harsh labors just like the adults so you would not want to be born in this time period if you were black.What the…show more content…
Slaves were given harsh treatment and this is arguably the biggest injustice in slavery.With whippings and other ways of torture slaves were treated like animals on a leech so it was probably horrible to go through.On the website "The Brutality of Slavery." Mises Institute it states “2-8-09: Jenny and Eugene were whipped.5-13-09: Mrs.Byrd whips the nurse.6-10-09: Eugene (a child) was whipped for running away and had the bit put on him.11-30-09: Jenny and Eugene were whipped.12-16-09: Eugene was whipped for doing nothing yesterday.4-17-10: Byrd helped to investigate slaves tried for “High Treason”; two were hanged.7-1-10: The Negro woman ran away again with the bit in her mouth.7-15-10: My wife, against my will, caused little Jenny to be burned with a hot iron.8-22-10: I had a severe quarrel with little Jenny and beat her too much for which I was sorry.1-22-11: A slave “pretends to be sick.” I put a branding iron on the place he claimed of and put the bit on him.”This was written by a slave master named William byrd the second and this just shows how slaves were really treated despite all the work they were putting tom make America arise.Slavery kept increasing and abuse of these slaves were getting worse and i guarantee nobody would want to go through all of this…show more content…
To conclude,the subject of killing offspring to not go through slavery seems justifiable.From the story of Margaret Garner,education and future,harsh treatment,poor sanitation and a stable environment and rape it can be seen that it was justifiable.Although all of this it can also be seen by the other side that in a religious standpoint depending on your religion that it is seen as always wrong if it is murder.Despite all the arguments it is really satisfying to know that African Americans do not have to deal with these problems no more since it really is a injustice for all of this to go on.It was horrible times and people were treating like barnyard animals and this is completely unjust no matter what side you look at this.There is probably no positive effects slavery caused for slaves it did help out the masters and was the built for this nation but overtime slavery was becoming less and less useful which really is great since slaves did not need to suffer no more.A mother will always fight for their young one but when you take the human rights of that person is it horrible evil to help your offspring get away from this sick world
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