The East African Slave Trade Essay

Submitted By Alex-Herrera
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In colonial north and south America the development of both family and slave labor was both a great enrichment to the colonies and a revolution over time,with the vast migration of slaves it brought an increase in production of staple crops,cheap labor,economic wealth to tenant farmers,and trading overseas.In the south tobacco became so easily produced that only small landholding and a limited supply of labor was all you needed to becom succesful, a slave owner can become really wealthy in no time without having to spend anything.And the vast migration of Africans and familiers gave way to Africans being imported and forced to work for cheap labor,with harsh conditions and malnutrition.from the start of europena migration in the northern colonies,settlers founf themselves healthier,better environment to soon establish a stable and flourishing societies for any settler to succed in labor and work their way up from the labor force, opportunity was given. Servitude ultimately became a highly profitable system for white estate landlords in the colonial South. With low-priced and enduring workers available in the form of slaves, farm owners realized this strange new crop could make them rich. As rice and tobacco grew in profit, property owners found the need to import more African slaves to clear the wetlands where the rice was grown and to cultivate the crop and as for tobacco to be greatly spred throught the colonies in such a low cost and at really high demand. Many of the Africans knew how to grow and develop the crop, which was unknown to Europeans. Years later rice came to Carolina, Africans began to out-number Europeans in South Carolina. Slavery was rapidly becoming an entrenched institution in American society, but it took cruel force to execute this sort of mass exploitation upon once-free people. They soon depended to emerging laws that keep the African American population under control. Whipping, branding, dismembering, castrating, or killing a slave was legal under many situations. Also Race discrimination was a huge factor upon Africans in determining the level of hierarchy in its society. Slavery in the south not only had an effect on the immigrant people but also on the family that was to be created while families were migrating to the North seeking for a better and more productive life. Many of those who immigrated were not there by option but because they were dragged over to the South to be used in the fields to produce products for personal use and for trading. Slaves had a huge impact on both the North and the South; they helped out the society a lot, unfortunately many people suffered. Both the slaves and their families had a lot to cry about, they were always being separated either in a death or by a trade. Freedom of movement, to assemble at a memorial, to earn currency, even to learn to read and write, became banned. Bad treatment became a daily thing because in a sense the felt exposed by the vast majority of Africans that can revolt at a blink of the moment. Northern slavery grew out of the paradox the new continent presented to its European masters. So much land was available, so cheaply, that no one was willing to come to America and sign on to work as a laborer. The dream that drew Europeans across the Atlantic was owning acres of land or making a fortune in a trade or a craft. Early in the 17th century, black slave status in the British Americas was not quite absolute bondage. It was a nebulous condition similar to that of indentured servants. Some Africans brought to America were regarded as "servants" eligible for freedom a certain number of years. Slavery had been on the decline in England, and in most of Europe generally, since the Middle Ages. That may be why the legal definition of slavery as perpetual servitude for blacks and their children was not immediately established in the New World colonies. Roughly speaking, slavery in the North can be divided into two regions. New…