African American Slavery

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Slavery in the United States - the system of slavery and the use of slave labor that existed in the United States in the 1619-1865. Most slaves were Africans and their descendants who had been abducted from their living areas. The first African slaves were brought to Virginia by British English colonists in 1619. As of 1860, 12 million people in 15 US states, where slavery persisted, 4 million were slaves. From 1.5 million families, living in these states, more than 390 thousand families had slaves.Slave labor was widely used in plantations, allowing the American slave owners receive high profits. In the first half of the XIX century, the national wealth of the United States was largely based on the exploitation of slave labor. During …show more content…
Trade relations between Europe and the countries of North Africa, located on the Mediterranean coast, has long existed. Ancient Greece maintained relations with some African cultures, and the Romans had close ties with the African continent, particularly with Egypt. Until the XV century European knowledge of Africa is a mixture of fragmentary knowledge, borrowed from classical education, myths and stories, as well as certain of the facts stated in the Bible. In the beginning trafficking was something new for the Europeans, but Africa had long traded slaves - East African rulers sold them to each other and their Arab neighbors. When Europeans joined them, at first, they relied on the tribal chiefs, who collected the prisoners and sold to Europeans. It was assumed that the African slaves to work on the island colonies before the continental coast; Some were taken away to Europe. The first slave ship bound for America - which later moved to the center of the slave trade - set sail from Lisbon in 1518. From this point trafficking human beings has acquired enormous …show more content…
Its foundation was laid in England, when someone Granville Sharpe handed to the Supreme Judicial Chamber petition asking for the gift of freedom fugitive slave of America, James Somerset, who was rearrested in England. Despite the initial success, at first almost nothing has changed. Therefore, in the 80 years of the XVIII century, a group of evangelical Christians has launched a campaign demanding the complete abolition of slavery. After this action in the country unfolded social movement, during which the information was collected, which was later made public and transmitted to the

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