Slavery During The Nineteenth Century Essay

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In the Eighteenth Century, slavery was just beginning in the New World. It becomes necessary when one looks at American history, to notice and study the institution of slavery. Slavery was something that came common early on in America. Most slaves came to America as part of the slave trade, they were kidnapped form their home countries in Africa, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, and then sold to the highest bidder. An example of the slave trade is The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano. A question often asked about this era, “How could these religious people participate in the institution of slavery?” Slavery in the Eighteenth Century was a common thing and was seen as a normal practice. Now when Americans look back on this point in our history, some don’t want to realize it happened, they want to ignore this part of our history because this was our flaw, a social and political issue that eventually led to the American Civil War. But even though this is hard to back on, we still do because it sculpted a lot of what America is now. The institution of slavery in the Eighteenth Century was common but became a political issue, one we still ponder today, and one story of how slavery was is found in The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano. The institution of slavery was used as a work force for plantation owners, therefore the slaves maintained the economic stability of the country. Many immigrants came to America to make a fortune, some of…

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