Several plantation fields were just too large for one farmer, so it was decided that African slaves are to be brought in to help. A ship was sent to the shores of Africa and there many Africans were forced on the ship to either the Caribbean or to North America to work in the fields. When the Europeans came to the Americas they took the land by legitimating their conquest from the Indians, established colonies, and legalized slavery in the New World. The discovery of the Americas supposed to be this glorious moment in America, but it turns out to be the most brutal massacre and human persecute in history. When Christo... ... middle of paper ... ....
After the arrival to the New World, the slaves were sold or exchanged for the valuable goods. The term Middle Passage might sound somewhat romantic, but in reality it stands as a one of the most terrible events in history. The Middle Passage is the passage of bonded slaves from West Africa to the Americas. In the beginning, there was a trade between Europeans and African leaders who sold their enemies and disabled people in exchange for unique gifts such as guns, tobacco, iron bars and etc. But at the later stages of slavery, Europeans often kidnapped Africans at the costal area of Western Africa and then sent to ships that sailed them to the New World where this new free work force was needed to help stabilize the new nation.
The Europeans would use the colony for natural recourses and once these resources were obtained they would produce goods to sell back to the colonies. Another economic relation between the two was slavery. During the Atlantic Slave Trade, Europeans would buy and sell slaves from Africa. This also resulted in sexual relations between Africans and Europeans, resulting in mixed races. (b) In North and West Africa the Asians and Africans had religious, political, and economic relationships.
Slavery: The Practice that Changed the Future In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, slavery connected the world. Slaves were present on almost every continent and were traded frequently across the Atlantic Ocean. Various countries influenced their allies, persuading others to join the chaotic process of selling human lives. Slaves were taken from their native homeland in Africa, sold to plantation owners in the West Indies, and then shipped to their final destination: the United States of America. This was not just a bad habit or business tactic; slavery became a cruel lifestyle.
The Triangular Trade was a trading system established by Europeans to transport their goods from Europe. They would then trade their goods for people that were in Africa and then the people, now African American slaves, would be transported to the Americas where they would endure a lifetime of servitude. Millions of Africans were kidnapped from their homeland to help meet the supply and demand for slaves in the Americas and the surrounding areas. However African Americans took action to help stop this institution and to help save their people from enduring horrible hardships overseas. Although the Triangular Trade helped increase the number of African Americans destined to be slaves in the Americas it was not without opposition from Africans who tried in vain to stop their people from becoming a part of this institution.
Slavery in the Caribbean The beginning of slavery in the Caribbean can be traced back to the emergence of piracy in the 16th and 17th centuries. This eventually led to the promotion of slave trading and sugar plantations. While enslaved on the sugar plantations, slaves were treated very poorly. Plantation owners treated their slaves so poorly that most were undernourished and diseased. Slaves were even forced to work on their "spare" time to provide for their own needs.
While Egypt and Italian city-state of Venice was left with a monopoly on ottoman trade for spices and eastern goods it allowed Portugal and Spain to break the grip by finding an Atlantic route. Portugal took the lead in the Atlantic exploration because of the reconquest from the Muslims, good finances, and their long standing seafaring traditions. In dealing with agriculture, The Portuguese discovered Brazil on accident, but they concentrated on the Far East and used Brazil as a ground for criminals. Pernambuco, the first area to be settled, became the world’s largest sugar producer by 1550. Pernambuco was a land of plantations and Indian slaves.
Several wars resulted in massive enslavement, including the export of prisoners across the Atlantic, the ransoming of others, and the use of enslavement within Africa itself. The Kongo civil wars were responsible for the capture and enslavement of many. Africans were also kidnapped and sold to European merchants to sell in the new world. The families of many of the captured Africans were willing to pay for the return of their loved ones. Because slaves were in high demand around the world, merchants declined the money or would take them, but never return the
The African people were captured from their homes and brought to the Caribbean and America where they were sold. While in the Middle passage, from Africa to the Americas, millions died from the terrible conditions. This horrible journey could take months. When they reached the plantations the work was unbearable to withstand. This painful piece of history would add a new dimension to the rich African culture.