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When we talk about African American history, we cannot ignore slavery and its impact. "Seasoning" is a term related to slavery and refers to the time when a slave would have arrived in the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2018 4:17 pm UTC

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It took over 200 years for slavery to be abolished in North America for the basic reason that slavery has been practiced for thousands of years all over the world, and it took the evolution of...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2013 12:32 am UTC

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There were three slave systems that existed in British North America in the mid-18th century. One system was called the Chesapeake System and was found in the colonies of Maryland and Virginia. In...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2017 5:59 pm UTC

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The Atlantic Slave Trade had horrific social impacts on the African continent, as millions of African people were kidnapped throughout the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and forced to work in...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2019 8:45 pm UTC

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Bringing African slaves to the Americas (and I will focus on the United States) had profound impacts. Among other effects, the cheap labor slaves provided kept the Southern states bound to an...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2016 5:08 pm UTC

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The primary justification given for the slave trade was economic; the South's economy was wholly dependent on it. Any attempt, then, to abolish it would lead to the collapse of the Southern economy...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2018 7:36 am UTC

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In his autobiography, Frederick Douglass documents some of the ways in which slaves developed their own identity and culture. Spirituals were a part of this identity. By singing about themes from...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2017 1:40 pm UTC

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Harriet Tubman represents the idea that African Americans (and, in her case, African American women in particular) were willing to fight back against the system of slavery with everything they had....

Latest answer posted May 6, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

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When abolitionist attacks on slavery as an absolute moral evil grew more vehement and frequent after 1820, many southern slaveholders moved away from the idea of slavery as a "necessary evil."...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 6:34 am UTC

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The experiences of Smith and Equiano are confirmed with Falconbridge's account of the fundamental misery that slaves experienced. The study of slavery has been so prevalent for some time now that...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 1:37 am UTC

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While the impact of the transatlantic slave trade is too great to fully expound upon in one response, the most important consequence is the effect of this egregious practice on human lives. Between...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2018 2:31 am UTC

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Many whites in the North supported slavery because they didn't understand the reality of what it was like for the enslaved. Many whites believed the ideology that the slaves were childlike...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2018 2:53 pm UTC

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The experience of slavery for black men and women was similar in regard to the abuse and lack of rights they endured, but there are several unique differences between how each sex was treated. The...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2018 12:03 pm UTC

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There were many ways in which slaves could resist the people who owned them. Let us look at three of them. First, there were slave rebellions. These were the most drastic sorts of resistance....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013 10:26 pm UTC

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The Atlantic Slave trade developed primarily because of the explosion in demand for sugar cane. Sugar had been unknown in Europe prior to the Crusades; foods were sweetened either with honey or...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 4:26 pm UTC

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While many Northerners were appalled by the South's "peculiar institution" and truly believed that abolition of slavery was an absolute necessity, it should be noted that the righteous arguments...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2012 2:33 am UTC

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I think we need to specify who we mean when we say "Africans." The victims, or losers in the Atlantic slave trade were not all Africans. Many African political leaders profited quite handsomely...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2012 12:07 am UTC

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In fact, slaveholders had no problem with Jesus admonition because they did not consider slaves as their "neighbor," and therefore they saw no contradiction. Slaves were property, and as property,...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 12:39 am UTC

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We can reference the Declaration of Independence's guarantee of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" for a clear reminder that freedom has been a treasured ideal since the country's very...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2018 2:49 am UTC

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As there were intentional and systematic efforts on the part of Europeans to erase the culture of their African slaves, much more Europeanization took place than Africanization. That being said,...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019 9:31 am UTC

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The South Vindicated, published in 1836, was one of a flurry of proslavery pamphlets and books published in the antebellum period. Essentially, it was a response to the abolitionist critique raised...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2018 3:43 am UTC

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Both sources are uncompromising in how they describe the reality of enslavement in the American South. They both detail the fundamental horror in being a slave. Northrup's account depicts how...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2013 12:00 am UTC

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The significance of 1492 for the slave trade is largely the same as its significance for the world as a whole. This year was significant for the slave trade because it was the year in which...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 8:59 pm UTC

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The middle passage was, of course, the voyage from Africa to the Americas. Slaves were bought in Africa and carried in ships to the Americas. This was before the age of steam ships. This meant...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 3:14 am UTC

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The original question had to be edited. The use of violence as a way to ensure the capture of slaves is a shared connection between both Smith and Equiano's experience. Equiano describes how the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 1:09 am UTC

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The original question had to be edited. I would suggest that there is a slight, ever so slight, difference between both narratives of capture. The difference does not detract from how horrific...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 6:11 am UTC

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Slaves resisted slavery in many different ways. Some were very dramatic, others were not. The most dramatic way of resisting slavery was to engage in a slave rebellion. These were very uncommon...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2012 3:26 am UTC

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The South's economy before the Civil War was based almost entirely on slave-grown cash crops, namely cotton. Using slaves on the cotton plantations was very profitable for the plantation owners and...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2018 1:27 am UTC

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It is well-known that conditions on the ships of the Middle Passage were beyond terrible. The slavers who were carrying the slaves to the New World wanted to get as many slaves on each ship as...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013 9:33 pm UTC

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Slavery had become institutionalized in North America with the establishment of European settlements. As the attached essay on the Massachusetts Bay Colony notes, that early settlement established...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2013 2:33 pm UTC

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The most likely reason that a slaveholder would do this would be to keep the slave so ignorant as to be somewhat dehumanized. Slaveholders would not have wanted their slaves to have any sort of...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 12:04 pm UTC

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This answer will address reasons to keep slavery once it existed, not the reasons to start a slave system in the first place. Once slavery was entrenched, the major reason to keep it was that it...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2012 1:45 am UTC

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There is no way to answer this question objectively or precisely as there is no definite way to differentiate between African culture and African American culture. Just as there is no way to say...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 1:38 am UTC

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Slavery did not violate the actual letter of the Constitution. This is particularly true if we look only at the original Constitution (and not the Bill of Rights). However, it clearly does...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 3:56 pm UTC

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Much of this assignment is asking for your own personal attitudes. Put yourself in the mind of a person who has just been kidnapped. It is unlikely in the extreme that you have ever heard of what...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013 6:10 pm UTC

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David Walker’s Appeal was a long pamphlet or short book in which he argued very strongly against slavery and for a struggle to end that institution. With respect to African American history, it...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2013 12:35 pm UTC

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One distinct similarity between both works is how they describe the physical being that is a slave. Both writings do not reflect slavery from a theoretical experience. Through anecdotal detail,...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2013 12:12 am UTC

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There are at least two main reasons why there were more slave revolts in the colonies outside of North America. First, we can look at the conditions in which the slaves worked to understand this...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 1:06 am UTC

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Africans who were involved in the slave trade justified it as something that they had always done and something that they were not doing to their own people. The first thing to realize is that we...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2013 10:02 pm UTC

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The Founding Fathers could have, and should have ended slavery, but the practice was so common throughout the world, including in the Americas, and economies so dependent upon the low-cost labor...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2013 1:31 pm UTC

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Oddly enough, it was the South’s efforts to maintain and to spread slavery that contributed the most to its abolition. Had the Civil War not happened, it is very unlikely that any immediate...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 7:26 pm UTC

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I think that more detail is needed in the context of the question. It seems to be operating more in the realm of what can be or a hypothetical situation as opposed to something more tangible or...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 3:23 pm UTC

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With regard to African American history, the term “Middle Passage” has to do with the slave trade that brought Africans to the Americas to be enslaved. The Atlantic slave trade was part of a...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2013 5:46 am UTC

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The causes of the slave trade can be seen in both a practical and theoretical frame of reference. In a theoretical understanding, the fear of "the other" helped to make slavery something that was...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2013 2:12 am UTC

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Great Britain benefited greatly from slavery during the time of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Let us look at two main ways in which it benefited. First, it benefited from the labor of the...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2012 4:55 am UTC

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The Saltwater African represents the indigenous individual who was taken from Africa. They were slaves who came to the Americas with nothing but African ancestry within them. In African- American...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2013 10:28 pm UTC

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There are a number of ways in which people involved in slavery were able to justify the practice to themselves. Let us look at a few of them. Necessity. It was simply not possible to get free...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 9:31 pm UTC

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During the time period that you mention, the main area in which slavery expanded was the area we call the “Deep South.” Before this time, slavery was most common in the Upper South. This all...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 9:14 pm UTC

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There are a few different factors that went into this. Perhaps the two most important are the following: The type of agriculture done in the various colonies. The plantation economy of the South...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2012 3:41 am UTC

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Slavery in the modern world can happen for two reasons. One of these reasons has to do with the supply of potential slaves and the other has to do with the demand for them. One reason slavery can...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2013 3:39 pm UTC

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