2. Africans were considered “better” slaves than Indians because Indians outnumbered the whites and had many skills and resources to retaliate the whites if they tried to enslave them. They were difficult in cooperating for enslavement where as Africans obeyed their owner(s) on command. Some Africans would drown themselves if that’s what their master(s) would tell them to do right away. 3.
Occasionally resistance took more active forms, such as setting fire to a plantation building or breaking tools. Resistance helped enslaved African Americans endure their lives by striking back at white masters". This demonstrates that slaves also got away with things these were some examples on how the slaves
Many were mostly sent to the plantations such as the sugar plantations this was mainly in Brazil and in the Caribbean’s. Seasoned slaves were preferred because they were already disciplined by their masters. Finally Africans survived the horrible treatment, and the conditions the most brutal of this was the Atlantic slave trade. When we look back at the struggles that the African Americans went through it testifies to humility and humanity as well as the spirit which is the corner stone as well as the middle of the African American
Slavery in the spanish colonies first started when settlers enslaved natives using then to work on local labor. When the portuguese had an increase in the demand of agricultural products they needed workers but many lives were being talke from native slave, they were not working hard, and diseases from the new world were killing them. this was when they noticed that Aficans were immune to the conditions and diseases. Being a slave in Africa was good for some but ever since the Portuguese came in to the slave trade, life for a slave became harsh. The main reason why the portuguese enslaved aficans was so they can have men to work on plantations.
Thus, Southern Slavery was a system of exploitation, but not to the extent which many abolitionists claim. Slavery in Southern America varied vastly between different masters. Some slaves were put through very harsh and demeaning experiences, such as the description of a slave named Francis Henderson in the book ‘A North-Side View of Slavery’. Francis was said to witness his master physically abusing his family right before his eyes. “I have known him to kick my aunt, an old woman who had raised the nursed him, and I have seen him punish my sisters awfully with hickories from the woods.” However, slavery in Southern America was usually patriarchal in character contrary to common belief; quite a big portion of slaves were regarded and considered to be part of the family to which they belonged.
It has been made clear that not all slaves were severely oppressed, but most were. The Primary sources support the claims of the cruelty and oppression that the slaves faced, but not all slaves faced the same fate as read in Faust’s essay. Charity Bowey, a slave who was interviewed, mentioned the leniency of her slave master who would turn away overseers who used to whip the slaves, but she also mentioned the cruelty that was reigned upon her by the mistress of the estate. She worked extensively to generate money to buy her children, but eventually the mistress sold her children and herself to speculators despite her best efforts and the 200 dollars she had earned. Most slaves did face harsh times, but there were exceptions, and the slaves of the Silver Bluff Plantation belong to the latter
It can be related to the Haitian Revolution because the masters of the slaves and political figures were scared to get overthrown by the slaves, they also treated them harshly, and they arrested Toussaint L'Ouverture who was the leader of the revolt and freed slaves. This illustrates the political condition that the Haitian slaves had to overcome. In the economic aspect it went tumbling down because of the weapons for the war effort. In contrast to the Brazilian Revolution the Haitian Revolution was not as successful. The Brazilian Revolution was successful
This gave certain African societies considerable advantages over rival tribes. Slaves were demanded in the Trans-Saharan network, because North African, Persian, and Arab merchants sought opportunities to resell slaves as field workers and domestic servants in Asia. The slaves captured and sold to foreigners generally lived harsh lives away from their families. When African slave suppliers ran out of slaves, chiefs organized raiding parties to seize individuals from neighboring tribes. Slave capturing was very violent, and many times wars were started for the purpose of capturing
The beginning of slavery began as punishments for crimes in Africa, leading to Europe wanting them. Which also lead to the United States also wanting them because of economic problems which started the triangular trade. Free slaves came to happen because of the Confiscation Act of 1862, but even when freed, they were still discriminated and lacked choices to choose from to live their lives. Also, the freed slaves didn’t know what to do to survive on their owns. Slaves were better off than freedmen because they had food and shelter, some slave owners were kind to the slaves, and slaves knew what they had to do.
It was said the British were the best at keeping their slaves alive while on their voyage to their destination. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade had many effects on Africa but they all came from the countries participating in it like the New World and England who had Major roles in Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. The Trans-Atlantic Trade had many effects on the Africans not only on the population but also the government and the living with many new diseases brought over by the different traders and settlers. The Trans-Atlantic Slave trade imported 12 million slaves over its four century span this amount of people leaving a country took a toll out of the African community. The New World Traders and Travelers Newly