Latin American Slavery

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As far back as the late 15th century, enslaved people from Africa were used in the exploration of Latin American land and the need and the use of them in this new foreign land was very diverse. “Fueled by the demand for human labor in European enterprises in the new world, the transatlantic slave trade would bring millions of Africans to bondage in the Americas”. Certain operations in different parts of the land maintained a different experience for the enslaved people. These experiences and situations are sometimes worse than others when dealing with the morality of the treatment of the enslaved people and their suffering. There are different factors involved which determine the type of experience one would have, and each of those have…show more content…
This essay will look at these different situations and explore the factors that determined the treatment of slaves, the consequences of that treatment, and the conditions that lead to resistance by the slaves working in their various…show more content…
Slaves isolated from family life and culture working in miserable conditions were often flight risks as they had no real options and the terrain lent to good hiding. There were also no whites around to hire as cheap labor to search them out and return them. There are also certain slaves like the Mulatto and Criollo that were higher on the socioeconomic ladder than the Bozal and were therefore less likely to resist as they were a step away from freedom which meant they would not consider fleeing as good an option as remaining in the social circle and family they had established. Slavery under any conditions is not the optimum existence for human beings. It is a fact that human nature seeks to dominate. Greed and money are often at the root of such efforts. “The long history of human slavery shows us that, at different times, virtually all cultures have been the slavers or the enslaved”. African Cimarron communities even enslaved other African fleeing the plantations. It is not rooted in race as much as it is rooted in human nature. The preceding essay is just a synopsis of how it functioned for African's in certain regions during a space in history. References: Bowser, Frederick P. The African-American Slave Trade. Great Britian: Hodder Wayland, 2002. Hull, Mary and Macht, Norman L. The History of Slavery. San Diego:

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