Slavery Is Bad Essay examples
English 1315, essay 5
26 October 2011
Thesis statement: Slavery is a bad way to run a country ethically, socially and economically.
I. In all the regions of the world that have experienced slavery, slaves endured many experiences that could be seen as unethical. All forms of slaves were oppressed while being enslaved.
a. The oldest and most ordinary form of slavery is the servant or worker slave. Servant slaves usually spent the majority of their day outside doing whatever their master’s …show more content…
The ordinary punishments of slaves, for the common crimes of neglect, absence from work, eating sugar cane, theft, are cart whipping, beating with a stick, sometimes to the breaking of bones, the chain, an iron cook about the neck… a
ring about the ankle, and confinement in the dungeon. There have been instances of slitting of ears, breaking of limbs, so as to make amputation necessary, beating out of eyes, and castration… In short in the place of decency, sympathy, morality, and religion; slavery produces cruelty and oppression. (89)
The African slaves in the British colonies (American) are just one example of the pain that slaves endure for punishment. During the Arabian slave trade one form of punishment, the slavers were being whipped on the most sensitive part of the bottom of the feet so that the slave would feel the excruciating pain of the open wombs for weeks and possibly months. The ways that…