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.
Jamaica leads the world as the number one sugar producer of the time. The production of sugar was interlocked with... ... middle of paper ... ...ids, killing white British military stationed on the island, and rescuing of slaves (Hughes p 133). In conclusion, the dehumanization of the plantation slaves in Jamaica took many forms including punishment, mutilation, rape and death. Some planters and white overseers were sadists, but did not want to errantly damage their investments. African slaves who endeared the harsh joinery through the middle passage faced discrimination and physical torture at the hands of British plantation owners.
Slavery, in short, is most obviously a terrible, ugly, and dehumanizing form of life. The African slaves in the slave trade had some of life’s worst experiences. The actions of the slave trade, from start to the journey’s end at a plantation somewhere in the Americas, served to demean and weaken the morale of slaves so that they would be subservient and easier to force around.
Africans were rounded up by other Africans as objects of trade with the Europeans. Eventually, slave ships became a regular sight in what came to be known as "the Middle Passage." These ships provided a constant flow of African slaves to Brazil and the Caribbean Islands, where the human cargo was auctioned off and brought to Europe or the New World.. Many of the ships wee not cleaned. The "cargo" was not feed or cleansed properly.
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 Middle Passage took about ninety days. However, there where times when few months were need to transport Africans. During the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, Africans were treated terribly. On the ship, African slaves were crammed like sardines and chained together.
Tobacco was very important to the economy; Europeans would buy slaves to work the fields. Slavery first began on the shorelines of Africa. Africans were very poor and could hardly get food. Europeans began to capture Africans and shipped them to America. Out of the 11 million African men, women, and children that were sent to the New World like common cargo, 2 million of them died.
Discrimination was widespread in law codes throughout the world before the establishment of slavery as well. In Bermuda, “the Assembly of Bermuda passed an act restraining ‘the insolencies of the Negroes’” (32). Notice the word “insolencies”,... ... middle of paper ... ...s well as the hatred of blacks. White southerners, both rich and poor, looked down upon Africans as the inferior race. Both felt the cerebral status as higher beings, especially the poor, who would be the lowest of all classes in the southern hierarchy if slavery never existed.
This caused the triangular slave trade between these three continent Africa, Europe and the Americas. They worked on the plantations were considered as commodities as they were sometimes put on auction blocks for buyers. They were also branded to show where they belong and who their master is. The slave trade resulted in the decline and fall of the African kingdoms. Many homes fell apart due to the European contact with many African empires.
The Atlantic Slave Trade that for three centuries caused pain and desolation to the African American people who traveled to the Americas against their own will. Were brought to a land where they would be seen, as slaves. The Atlantic Slave Trade origins and growth were a main part in the building of chattel slavery that was beginning in the United States. Due to Chattel slavery, the American ideologies of white domination and economy were shaped to be one of discrimination and injustice. Ignoring this the Europeans saw this as an expansion of power and meeting the needs of workforce demanded.
Besides, they were disconnected from the outer world before 1492 which caused the Andeans lacking behind from th... ... middle of paper ... ... unbearable torture the slave trade is remembered as a curse for the African population and the entire sufferer in today’s world. Works Cited Eltis, David and Stanley L. Engerman. "The Importance of Slavery and the Slave Trade to Industrializing Britain”. The Journal of Economic History. 60.1, Mar.