Cesar Lopez History 1301 Donna Swartz June 16, 2014 Historically, Slavery became a profitable,nevertheless controversial institution during the 1500,s and the 1800?s around the world. This controversy spread rapidly and gradually invaded the minds of white people in Europe and North America. While the debate over slavery raged in American political arenas, it also became a heated topic in the literary works of the 1600?s. Thomas Phillips illustrates 1 the evils of slavery in the documents for America?s history, A Journal of a Voyage Made in the Hannib al. Africans experienced slavery long before Europeans sailed to their shores. They enslaved their enemies and their criminals and sometimes they enslaved their debtors as well. For several reasons, however most slaves in Africa did not experience the magnitude of the horrors that besets Africans shipped to the new world. African slaves and their masters share the same race, their master considered them inferiors, their master considered them inferior, but not by birth. They were considered weak only because they were outwitted or overpowered. Most slaves and their captors looked much alike spoke similar languages, and ate similar food. Slaves often lived and worked under conditions quite like those of their captors. Slaves were already common in the African society at the time of the American foundation, they already had the idea that people could own other people based on skin, and color, but they were not selling them yet, to foreign markets. It was only after the restoration of the Stuarts to the throne that England joints the transatlantic tra de in African slaves. These actions transformed and worsened the condition of slavery. Million of Africans were captured and carried to the new world draining Africa of its population and lowering its standard of living . People were forcibly taken from their homes in Africa against their will and moved in dreadful cramped diseased conditions on ships. Ship life was deplorable they were force to lay down the entire time, there were not bathrooms. Many died during the journey and those who did not died became property, bought and sold like any commodity. Lopez
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