The reason it got called the middle passage was that it was the second part of the triangular trade; this is where Britain would have taken goods over to Africa to exchange them for slaves they would have exchanged such things as guns and also iron. After the British had got their slaves they would then have been transported over to the West Indies and sold for goods such as sugar, cotton and tobacco which would be sold back in the UK and Europe. The middle passage was such a miserable experience as slaves as they got treated horrendously through violence, the living conditions, physical health and their emotional health was affected by their experiences on the slave ships. Main Part: The experience of the middle passage affected slave’s physical health which in turn affected their emotional health. The slave’s physical health was affected substantially as there would have been a serious lack of fresh air below deck; this caused a stench to form.
American Slavery To think that the institution of American Slavery was a good-natured and acceptable act is beyond belief. On the other hand, it has been said that slavery is what made America what it is today. Slavery is a system, which people are treated with no respect and are forced to do hard labor(civilwar). Majority of slaves were African-Americans and many of the children and women were still forced to do harsh labor. When northern America was taken over by the Europeans, there was a shortage of labor.
“Relatively few people called for its immediate abolition, but many, including some slave owners, expressed real concern over its morality as its utility.” (Kolchin 65) The people questioning slavery inquired about the morality of using slaves for their labor purposes. They, like many, based a lot of their arguments off
By this time Africans knew that if they came to America to work they would never have freedom, so they stopped trusting Europeans. This caused the Europeans to develop new strategies for obtaining Africans to become slaves. The Europeans started hunting and trapping Africans like animals. This brutal and dehumanizing approach of obtaining more slaves is what caused slavery to be one of the worst events in American history. Europeans started viewing the African slaves as not human at all instead, they saw them as livestock.
social norms are constantly changing from each time period so who is to say what we consider socially acceptable now won't change in another twenty years. In Huckle Berry Finn it was thought to be normal and okay to have enslaved African Americans and to treat them harshly and unequal compared to others. Even though Finn's conscious would tell him that it was wrong he'd often ignore it because it was considered a normal thing to treat slaves poorly and harshly.But if we tried treating African Americans the way they had been treated back then it would cause a huge amount of backlash because we know how unfair and cruel it is to deprive someone of being treated equal
This is where slaves work under threat of penalty and for which the person has not offered her/himself voluntarily, for little or no pay and involving restrictions on basic rights such as freedom of movement. Very common fate for victims of people. This occurs a lot in modern day Africa. There is Sex slavery. This is when the slave trade began.
In the articles against slavery from the northern states they talk about how most of the slave holders won’t allow their slaves to become educated. Such as reading, writing or basic math. So that if they were able to ever have jobs off their plantation they wouldn’t be able to do the basic things that the whites of America would be able to do. They also talk about how the white men in the south will do anything to get money they don’t care how they get but they will get it even with it being as dirty as beating their slaves to get the job done. As I was reading these articles the one that stuck out to me the most was the Fredrick Douglas article and how he started the article stating “that all men are created equal…” in this he is saying that slaves are looked down upon but, they don’t deserve to be looked at and kept on a level that is so slow.
It’s just plain dangerous. Everybody knows they carry different kinds of diseases than we do” (Stockett, 10). Black people were degraded and were not looked at as human. They did not have the freedom to go or use anything white people use. They were dehumanized if they stepped out of line “My husband cousin... they took her tongue out for talking to the clan... You think they gone take our tongues?
How have African-Americans worked to end segregation, discrimination, and isolation to attain equality and civil rights? African Americans struggled with freedom, and being an accepted race in America from as early years of the colonial period until it was firmly established in the late 1700s. In 1865, everything changed because Abraham Lincoln declared that slavery was now illegal, but this did not stop the discrimination, hate crimes, and unequal treatment. Many civil rights leaders would step up, putting themselves out there to fight for their color, and freedom; with little respect from other races. Racism in America is an issue of the past, and we can blame the poor treatment on change and how that generation was raised, but we have