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Slavery And Slavery

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The best way to describe slavery would be as an earthquake because of how powerful it was, it is also a topic that we can never be freed from because of all the different opinions. When people think of slavery they think that they work with no pay to pay back whatever they owe that particular person.

As everyone knows slavery is classified as people who are treated as property which can be bought or sold to by people and be forced to work. Slaves were punished on how their master wanted, many of these cases resulted into beatings, or to starve without food and water. Anyone back then could be forced to be a slave if they committed a crime, were a prisoner of war, or sold into slavery. Mass slavery also requires economic surpluses and a high population density to be viable. Due to these factors, the practice of slavery would have only multiplied after the invention of agriculture during the Neolithic Revolution about 11,000 years ago.

"The fact remained that at the beginning of the nineteenth century an estimated three-quarters of all people alive were trapped in bondage against their will either in some form of slavery or serfdom.” (Forsythe) What Forsythe is trying to say is that the slaves did not have a choice to be where they were. They were forced to be here.

The true story on which the book “Benito Cereno” by Herman Melville is an example of the lack of knowledge of the role of Islam in many of the African Americans who became U.S slaves. (Grandin) What Grandin is trying to say is that in the book they brought slaves from different countries and they started selling them in the United States. Even though they have more than enough (African Americans) slaves that could have overruled the whites but they decided to just...

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... the Caribbean or in Latin America. Lincoln was definitely interested in and enthusiastic about this idea, and somewhat deluded about how many freed slaves would want to emigrate. In his 1861 message to Congress, he asked for funds to finance colonization efforts.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know”. (Wilberforce) Although people know that something is wrong or immoral they tend to look the other way because they feel as if its easier to turn the other cheek then to do something about it. Abraham Lincoln decided not to turn the other cheek, but instead he decided to make history and free the slaves which made him very unpopular. When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation knowing that it would not stop slavery because the border slaves were not affected because they were mostly controlled by the confederacy.
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