The Atlantic Slave Trade Question: How does the absence of humanitarian concerns influence the treatment of slaves during the slave trade? Neglecting humane feelings is what influenced the terrible and horrid treatment to slaves during the slave trade. From beatings and whippings to breaking their bones, slaves were treated and considered inferior for no reason. After reading the documents, certain ones pointed out the outcomes of the absence of humanity. Document 7 reveals how these punishments were horrid and fear causing.
I have a feeling that most slave lives were mainly the same, except for when the slave masters had different races; this was rarely. I have previously read other slave books, and I really do not like reading and picturing descriptions on how slaves were treated and used. I get chills. I really feel bad for slaves, because they really did not have a choice in becoming a slave or not. If the person was told to be a slave, that person had to be a slave no matter what.
Moreover, a number of revolutionaries saw the glaring contradiction between demanding freedom for themselves while holding slaves. Although the economic center of slavery was in the South, northerners also held slaves, as did African Americans and Native Americans. Moreover, some southerners opposed slavery. Blacks were in the vanguard of the anti-slavery movement. Abolitionist literature began to appear about 1820.
Captain Anthony was looking for her one night and found out she had gone out. Hester not only disobeyed leaving without permission but also mingling with another slave. The slave she was mingling with was a man by the name of Ned Roberts. Colonel Lloyd was the slave owner of Ned Roberts and was often referred to as Lloyd’s Ned. When she got home, Captain Anthony told her to remove her clothing and she received lashes until she bled.
Unlike her mother, Always try and find ways to survived and destroy the slavery of America at that time. Cooper used a small family of Clora representing whole families of African Americans who were enslaved. Slave master were inhuman to abuse a slave and have many children in order to sale for money, for property. The story in the family makes us feel deeply about the hardships endured
The desire of being free resembled the awful conditions that some of them had. Nevertheless, numbers of slaves claimed that they would want to go back in time and visit their owners since they treated them well enough. A variety of slaves experienced various types of slavery and each of the stories represented unique lifestyles that each of them had. The slaves had not only described their working conditions, but as well as the Majority of the slaves suffered during the times they were enslaved while the rest had a fairly good time. The slaves that were being interviewed had various answers about whether or not they had hard times back then.
(Kolchin 14) This quote shows that it is believed that the color of skin served as a basis for who they were as a person during this time period. The African slaves were seen as savage and wild beasts that were only tamable through slavery. The racial distinction is what kept slavery alive because the slaves were not seen as humans and therefore deserved little to no humanity. Kolchin then goes on to describe the relationship between the masters and slaves and how these relationships varied depending upon the region. In areas such as South Carolina and Georgia, the master was not present on the plantation.
De’Ja Moore African-American Slave Trade 25 January 2012 11:00-11:50 De’ja Moore The African slave trade was made to dehumanize and demeaned the black man but I can’t figure out why people believe it was so harsh. Although I may have not been able to live in such harsh conditions but at the same this slave trade makes me who I am today. Although I don’t know where from, I am a decedent of an African slave that was once in slavery. I do believe that slavery was harsh and unimaginable but why should we only focus on the negative. The Europeans must had felt some type of superior to the Africans because why else would you want to dehumanize a person.
In the beginning, he is owned by a “good natured and kindly” (Stowe page 9) plantation owner in Kentucky named Mr. Shelby. Investment debt put Mr. Shelby in a position of almost being extorted by a greedy, coarse, swaggering slave trader named Mr. Haley. While history books are unable to tell us the opinions held behind the terrible treatment of the slaves, Mr. Haley says of blacks, “These critters ain’t like white folks, you know; they get over things” (Stowe page 6). Haley’s thinking is further illustrated by, “he first thought of Tom’s length, and breadth, and height, and what he would sell for if he was kept fat and in good case until he got him into market” (Stowe page 99). This low regard was not specific to just the traders; Marie St. Clare, the wife of a wealthy plantation owner, says, “You don’t know what a provoking, careless, stupid, unreasonable, childish, ungrateful set of wretches they are” (Stowe page 148).
2. Black Slave holders were significant in the history of slavery because slaves saw the slaveholder’s as kind of a sell out. But in all reality the slaveholders were actually protecting families and other African Americans from being sold. Black slave holders would purchase the black maybe relatives, or other’s who were going to get sold and some black slave holders did it for the money, or other