Slavery has been a prevalent and controversial topic throughout history, varying in form and degree, but two of the most prominent cases of slavery were those in the United States and Brazil. …………..
The United States and Brazil had similar customs when obtaining and caring for slaves, but the cultural practices surrounding the slaves, including religion, marriage, legal protection, manumission and race relations, greatly differed.
Brazilian slaves were often imported from southwest Africa, primarily from regions where Islam was the predominant religion. Because of this, the slaves’ Muslim beliefs clashed with the forced practicing of Christianity. Although the slaves generally had to accept Christianity, it