But not all states wanted it to be slaves, the Southern states wanted it and the Northern states didn't. Because it was divided that way, a struggle broke out over if slaves should be free or not. Colored people, also known as slaves, were treated like they were nothing. Like they were some kind of creatures, slavery has had an impact on America for years. This impact caused rage and hurt, slaves put their blood, sweat and tears in their work to not get beaten or get their children harmed as well.
Virginia was not the only colony in need of help on the plantations. Rice plantations in the Carolinas became a cash crop in the early 1690's. However, slaves were not first to work on the rice plantations; white indentured servants were. The servants did not last long because of the malaria carrying mosquitoes that infested the swamps, and African Americans were soon enlisted as slaves to work the plantation . The plantation owners saw two advantages to having African American slaves as opposed to the white servants.
Slaves were white, tan, and black. What mattered most was how hard they worked and the job they did. It also did not matter what gender the slaves were, because either way they could be put to work used as a servants or farmer. Slavery started because economic factors of the English settlers in the late 17th century. It started as a means of using people as a trade for items such as Tobacco, Sugar and Cotton.
These people were not owned or beaten. In there lies the difference between slavery in the North and in the South. While slavery continued to flourish in the south, the Northern territories began to establish what America is known for today; a land of opportunities. They brought in European immigrants who were paid a measly wage but nonetheless were able to build a life for them outside of the mistreatment and inhumanities that came along with labor in the South. In fact, even former slaves travelled north for opportunities that were not available in the south such as: higher wages, less strenuous work, and a chance for an
1968); for an extensively revised account, see Larry Gara, The Liberty Line (1961). This means that the Quakers helped many slave to escape and letter on they used the Underground Railroad to show the evil and the lives of many fugitive slaves. Some Northern opposed slavery but when they catch a fugitive slave they bring them back and they make good fortune. However as I mentioned in the first paragraph they was antislavery but they thought that black and white cannot live together. They tried to send back to West Africa but many of them stay in American because they even don’t know where the West Africa was.
Capitalism started as evil was spreading in the South and soon made its way to the New England and Middle colonies. This lifestyle didn’t work as most of the people were of the gentry class, and were sybarites, wanting people to do the work for them. There were first indentured servants to do the jobs, but they wouldn’t stay forever to work on the farms and plantations. The indentured servants would only stay until they had payed of what they owed when the upper class paid for their trip to America. Mostly farmers and plantation owners wanted slaves because they would be people who would work for them until their death.
Slave resistance was rarely successful because most masters would not tolerate it. Whether slaves physically or verbally opposed a white man it was dangerous. Slave’s masters consistently tried to erase African culture from their slave’s memories. They insisted that slavery had rescued blacks form the barbarians from Africa and introduced them to the “superior” white civilization. Some slaves came to believe this propaganda, but the continued influence of African culture in the slave community added slave resistance to the modification of African culture.
Indentured servants helped ease this problem; however, it simply wasn’t enough. Slaves were brought to the new world, and fulfilled the need for labor. In the eighteenth century, approximately six to seven million slaves were brought to the United States. The slaves provided an efficient workforce; they were able to do various tasks, such as agricultural work, mining, construction, factory work, etc. They also provided labor for unpopular jobs that many would not willingly do.
Slaves were required to work in various places for little or no money. Therefore, this helped the slave owners achieve their goal of increasing their profits because they did not have to pay for labor costs. With lower labor costs, the Southerners had more disposable income. This extra money allowed them to pay their taxes, to buy more land, and to even possibly purchase more slaves. The Northerners were extremely aggravated with the Southerners’ position on slavery.
Slaveowners used a variety of methods to maintain order and discipline and persuade slaves to work productively. Masters could inflict almost any kind of punishment, and it was the rare slave who was not whipped at some point in his or her life. Even minor infractions invited whipping. Owners used subtler methods, too. They exploited divisions among the slaves, especially between field hands and house servants.