Human Slavery By Benjamin Skinner

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People repeat themselves not History
While we take a look at the article written by E. Benjamin Skinner about “People for Sale.” One would pause in the second paragraph and think to themselves, wait is this author really telling me how to buy a slave? As the individual would read on, one would realize yes that is exactly what he is saying. Although this article is four years of research, Skinners trying to get the point across that, “today there are more slaves than any time in human history” (“People for Sale”). Human Trafficking not only affects the victims, but also the people around them. Their captors and pimps treat victims of human Trafficking as anything but human. Human Sex Trafficking is a crime that exploits women, men and children
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As slaves were taken from their homeland they would take passages on land to the seas. Slaves were brutally beaten, and fed very little food as they were chained together. Doesn’t sound much different in the way we hear about people being sold and treated in our modern world today. Africans would also sell their people for economic gains, but there are also a few misinterpretations of what one might think about Africans selling slaves to Europeans. One assumption is that Africans sold their people because the European traders forced them to. Also mentioned in Captives as Commodities: The Transatlantic Slave Trade by Lisa A Lindsay, the other assumption is that African leaders didn’t care for their people and that they were “simply immoral and greedy, selling out their own people for short term gains” (The Transatlantic Slave Trade). The political history for Africans using and selling slaves brought them wealth and power to their states. This is relative to the mothers in Cambodia selling their daughters for “short term gains” (CNN) to make ends meet, but as Africans went to war their purpose was to capture people not land. In doing so they used those captured people for there own self-production of goods and were also selling them to the Europeans and other countries for their own personal wealth. First Europeans didn’t see African slavery Objectionable, and secondly they felt obligated to purchase slaves to “build their physical economy” (The Transatlantic Slave Trade). Relating to the fact that the Europeans were building “their physical economy” author Lisa A. Lindsey, teaches us how the “white supremacy was not inevitable, but rather was built over 400 years by human agency” (The Transatlantic Slave Trade). With this source we identify the fact that we as humans have been the root of the problem with human and sex

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