Chattel Slavery In The Late 1700's And 1800

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In the late 1700’s and 1800’s the systematic importation of African slaves from their native continent across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World, also known as the Atlantic slave trade, took place. With the demand for rice, sugar, and tobacco growing higher, the demand for labor grew with it. There different forms of slavery and different treatment of slaves around the world. The biggest contrast in slavery was the slavery in North America and South America.
The first Europeans to capture and sell slaves were the Portuguese. According to distinguished professor Donald R. Wright, approximately 12 million slaves were purchased by European and American slave traders and between 1.5 million and 2 million slaves died on the journey to the New World. According to Gallagher, “over 90% of enslaved Africans were imported into the Caribbean and South America. Only about 6 percent of African captives were sent directly to British North America.” The percentage of slaves in British North America quickly grew due to its practice of chattel slavery and British North America had a quarter of blacks by 1825. Chattel slaves had no rights and were expected to perform labor and sexual favors at their master’s will. The slaves were sent to sex farms and according to Curtis Bunn, “when enslaved males turned 15 years old–and younger in some cases–they had their first inspection. Boys who were under-developed, had their testicles castrated and sent to the market or used on the farm. Each enslaved male was expected to get 12 females pregnant a year.” The females slaves started breeding at age 13 and were expected to have at least four children by the age of 20. Slave masters would also have sex with slaves and then
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