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.
Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom I found thesis in Zinn’s “Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom” to be, “It would take either a full-scale slave rebellion or a full-scale war to end such a deeply entrenched system.” What Zinn is saying here is that in order for slavery to come to an end, something which may have a big impact on the United States would have to occur in order for a change to come about. Zinn speaks of many different aspects of slavery in this chapter. He begins of telling how many slaves and free blacks attempted to abolish slavery. Many of the incidents which occurred were of slaves uniting and rebelling against slave owners and masters a like. Many died to hands of whites for their participation in these rebellions.
There were eleven States of America that were slave states, as they held slaves in a large ratio; they named themselves as “Confederates of America” while the other side was named as “The Union” (Valley of the shadow). The Union was comprised of all the Free States of America in which, there were no trend of keeping slaves and also there was no slave trade along with some slave states. According to the Union, the slave States that were fighting against the abolition of slavery were the Rebels, as they challenged the authority and equality of human beings. According to James B. Griffin, he was not ready to change his life style because of the subjugation of North. The officer informs through his correspondence with his wife through his letters that he has a number of slaves that are appointed do various chores related to plantation and household (McArthur and Burton 1996).
There is a record of 8 petitions during Revolutionary War period. Gabriel Prosser’s Rebellion, the most politicized of all the slave rebels, formulated his plans during the divisive election of 1800, when Federalists and Republicans threatened to take up arms against one another. The rebels in the Tidewater area of Virginia, despite the memory of the repression that followed Gabriel's death, began to organize again during the chaos of the War of 1812. Most of all, slaves, who well knew what they were up against and rarely contemplated suicidal ventures, plotted for their freedom only when safer avenues had been closed to them. For most of the seventeenth century, for example, when the high death rate in the southern colonies made inexpensive white indentured servants far more numerous than costly African slaves, enterprising bondpersons relied more on self-purchase than the sword.
JP Morgan Chase’s Slavement When you heard the word “slavery”, you knew that it related to abusiveness, inhumanity, and brutality with keeping the slaves to work 24/7 without payment, abusing them if they don’t follow the direct order and letting them died slowly without giving them any food. African-American had been enslaved in The United States of America since early 17th century. Slavery had its origin with the first English Colonization of North America in Virginia in 1607, even though African slaves were brought to Spanish Florida in 1607.⁽¹) Furthermore, it had been more than twelve million African were shipped to America from 16th to 19th century to work as slaves. At that point of time, slaves didn’t have their own rights to fight for themselves. I personally think that slavery was one of the most unethical issues that ever happened in The United States of America, and one of those many cases pointed out to the second-biggest bank in The U.S., JP Morgan Chase, which had two predecessors in Louisiana that had customers that appear to have used enslaved individuals.⁽2⁾ Even though the law already persistent the slavery case clearly with the adoption of the Thirteen Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, JP Morgan Chase extended loans to slave-owners using slaves as collateral for the loans, consolidated lawsuit alleges.⁽3⁾ JP Morgan Chase hired a Maryland research firm and found that its predecessors had approximately 13,000 enslaved individuals as collateral on loans and took ownership of approximately 1,250 of them when the plantation owners defaulted on the loans.⁽4⁾ JP Morgan Chase’s involvement in this case because there was a link between JP Morgan’s predecessors which were Citizens Bank and Canal Bank, and Bank One which JP Morgan bought in 2004.
That is why he wanted the slaves to be freed and removed from the United States all together. He feared of a revolt by them for all the cruel things that were done to them. Thomas Jefferson didn’t hold the views he felt for one group for the other. The African Americans who were brought to America to be slaves that they forced to live how they wanted them to could not coexist with them but the Native Americans who had their own society and their own way of life they could be civil with. I thought that they wanted to preserve the republican society by molding republican machines.
In the south the Union wanted slavery and in the North they were against slavery. Before the Civil War the United States had many acts to protect slavery. They stopped the slave trade and importation of slaves under military order. Right after the civil war the 13th amendment was passed, many changes were made. The amendment gave African Americans more rights, even though it gave them more rights they had a lot of other issues.
It was in 1661 in Virginia that the first slave law was passed. All people of a darker skin color were considered in a state of servitude and subservient to those of a lighter shin color. Not all people of African descendants were slaves, there were about a million African Americans who were labeled “free men”. Those who did not have the label of “free men” were slaves to wealthy people of European descent, and had to do whatever their “masters” or “owners” told them to do. By this time American society had created not only a new social group, which was “African American”, but also a new sociological issue, which was called slavery.
From the Declaration of Independence, to the Missouri Compromise, to the Compromise of 1850, those dedicated to ending slavery tried their best to make sure that slavery did not spread any farther than it already had. This trend started with legislation in Northern states. Delaware’s 1776 constitution banned the slave trade in the state, while the first state to actually ban slavery was Massachusetts in 1780 (Parker). Through either gradual emancipation or manumission, all slaves in the Northeastern United States were freed by 1848, with Connecticut being last (Parker). The original draft of The Declaration of Independence actually spoke of the cruelty of slavery.
Although each of them had their own perspectives, their main objective was the same. Reparations in this society can be defined by stating that the U.S. government needs to make a formal apology to blacks for the damage caused by the transatlantic slave trade due to social and economic consequences in the United States. Advocates also feel the U.S. government owes the black people. Blacks remain behind due to many things, the most important being slavery. The Constitution, until recently, did not apply to blacks; blacks feel they deserve payments from 310 years of slavery, destruction to their minds and culture.