English comp II
March 30th 2012
THE IMPACT OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE.
The Atlantic slave trade is also known as the trans-Atlantic slave trade which took place across the Atlantic Ocean during the 16th through to the 19th century. The Africans who were involved in this trade were majority from central and western countries of Africa who were sold to Europeans slave traders. They were transported from their origin land to various colonies of north and South America for various purposes for example, cheap free labor; working on their cocoa, and cotton plantations, for development of their countries; working to improve their economy, and also for sex.
Slavery has been describes as a social institution define by the law and custom as the most absolute involuntary form of human servitude. The three main characteristics of slavery are that the people are regarded as property. They are forced to serve, often through violence, and they are subject to owner’s will.
Causes of slavery the main and the most
Slavery by Another Name:
The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publisher: Doubleday, $29.95 (512p) ISBN 978-0-385-50625-0
On Sale: March 25, 2008
The Age of Neo-Slavery
In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—when a cynical new form of slavery was resurrected from the ashes of the Civil War and re-imposed on hundreds of thousands of African-Americans until the dawn of World War II.
Under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these ostensible “debts,” prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads,... [continues]
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