Being a slave means to be bound in servitude as the property of a person or household, to work for them until you earn your freedom, which is virtually impossible. Europeans used their many beliefs and biased judgments to help them justify slavery as legal and righteous. The Europeans had a slave trade route that was called the Slave Triangle, it started it out in Europe, and then to Africa, there they traded slaves with material and then on to the New World where the slaves would harvest crops and other stuff to bring back to Europe. This paper will talk about how Europeans justified slavery using the bible, their religions and racism. The bible stated that slavery was just and that the sons of Canaan should be enslaved. It all started when Ham saw his father Noah naked and drunk in his tent, whereas Shem and Japeth walked backwards into the tent to avoid seeing their father in that state (Christianity's). When Noah woke up, he was outraged at Ham and therefore as according to the bible, Noah cursed Ham's son Canaan and all of his descendants to live a life of a slave (Christianity's). Thus leading to this quote from the bible: Genesis 9:25-27: 'Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japeth live in the tents of Shem and may Canaan be his slave.' Canaan had dark skin, and therefore, the Europeans assumed that the Africans were descendants of Ham (Christianity's). The bible helped justify slavery in Europeans perspective, though the Europeans went further and also used the difference of religion between the two races to support their argument. The Europeans believed that slavery was just because by enslaving the Africans, they would be able to convert them to become Christians. By uprooting Africans' religions and heritage, they were able to achieve a few things, depriving them of cultural distinction and their motivation for revolt (Christianity's). They also thought that if they
First Year Seminar
Dec 4th, 2008
How is Slavery Justified?
Enlightenment thinkers tried to search for a way to understand the world on a base of reason. They advocated the independent thinking of human beings without being constrained by the church and previous authorities. They pursued the freedom and inherent rights for each and every human being and tried to stand up against tyranny and totalitarianism. However, at the same time, religious belief, political concern….
Slavery has been around ever since the early 1600s in America. The very first slaves were shipped to the North American colony to help with plantation. Slavery was entrenched in the southern colonies because of the demand of workers for cultivating crops and it was justified by plantation owners through religion, however many African Americans gained their freedom by rebelling.
Although slavery had already existed in America, it became deeply rooted in the southern economy, politics, and culture….
The earliest European slave traders were the Portuguese explorers starting the year 1532 soon the Dutch, French, English, and Africans got involved in the slave trade. There was a big difference between African slavery and European slavery. There was many reason why slavery was used such as plantation workers and mining.
Slavery in Africa and slavery in Europe had huge differences between them. Slavery was allowed in Africa during those times slaves were always treated like….
slave owners had sex with the slaves in order to have a higher number of slaves. Early in life, Douglass saw all horrors and cuelity of slavery but he directed his spoken attack not only against bad attitude to slaves but also against the institution of slavery in general. In his Narrations he wanted to give his readers true information about the institution of slavery. As he states in his book: "The slave narratives emerged from obscurity and became a major tool by which historians were able to open….
backgrounds, one a royalist white woman and the other a freed black man, both see slavery and imperialism as unacceptable is powerful. Together they portray imperialism and slavery through a light their European audience would be unaccustomed to. Instead of being portrayed as an economic endeavor and a natural process it is show as an unnatural and unwarrantable trespass. This new point of view called the entire European culture into question.….
But this is justified; how can you respect the one whom Prophets proclaim as a threat to Albion-- a threat to your Destiny? Were Mordred’s intentions noble, you would treat him as a brother.
You long for companionship, yet you turn away from Mordred.
But this is justified; how can you befriend the one who will kill Arthur? The one who will pour blood and grieving over your sacred Destiny, leaving you stranded, broken and useless? To do so would be to spit in the face of your hard work. Which….
Some form of slavery existed in Africa before Europeans arrived; however it was a system of temporary consequences. People were enslaved as punishment for a crime, to pay a debt, or as captives of war. African slavery was very different from what was to come later with the Europeans because it was not for personal gain and inhumane suffering of others. Unlike European slavery, African slaves could work to buy their freedom and their children were not automatically slaves. Captive Africans and their….
In 1945, when the atomic bomb was dropped in Japan I felt that it was not justified. Even though it saved thousands of American lives it was at the cost of others lives. The United States could have gave the Japanese a warning before dropping not one, but two bombs on them. However, the Japanese did not surrender until after the second bomb I think a warning would have made the bombing “justified.”
To begin with, even though the United States and Japan were at war and were protected their own citizens….
bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6ht and 9th of august 945. This was after the attack on pearl habour, December 7th 1941. Evidently, this has opened many debates arguing whether the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima was justified.
Np, it was not. The USA responded unnecessarily and brutally. The two atomic bombs caused mass destruction to buildings, homes, roofs, and vast land. Along with that, 93 000 people died in Hiroshima. Out of which, third of its population was instantly….
hard times to come,” and you know it is time for Justified. The T.V series, based on the novels Pronto and Riding the Rap by Elmore Leonard, is sure to entertain.
Timothy Olyphant plays U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens, a good looking, gun slinging Marshall who is reassigned to his hometown of Harlan, Kentucky, after a shooting in Miami he was involved in. When asked by his new boss Art Mullen to explain the shooting, Raylan’s response was, “It was justified.” Once in Harlan, Givens now has to deal with….