Abolition Of Slavery Research Paper

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Following the abolition of Slavery after the ending of the Civil War, surprisingly, there weren’t very many changes in the conditions of the black people. They were free but they were still looked at as inferior. After decades of being taught that they were inherently inferior to the whites, the law did not bring about changes because the white people still believed they were superior to the black people. All black people were now free. A lot of slaves moved North, where they could work on railroads, or as house cleaners or nannies or start their own business. A significant number began moving to the West, to become cowboys or settlers. However, they made laws against this. So a few went back to Africa. But the largest number of slaves stayed …show more content…
Words such as bogus, phony, bug, yam, gumbo toe, jazz, jamboree and funky all have roots in Africa. Our cuisine, too, is influenced by African practices, gumbos, deep fat frying, fricassees, all originate from West and Central Africa.

The clash of African and Christian beliefs led to changes in the way churches worked. It led to the “call and response” pattern in sermons and the stress on emotional conversion and on the Holy Spirit.

While many movies and books (and other forms of media) suggest that the Europeans went deep into Africa themselves and worked hard to obtain the slaves, this was not true. The Europeans effectively and efficiently used the Africans to obtain the slaves. The methods that the Europeans used can be broken down into five main methods: raiding, wartime trading and prisoners of war, markets, tribute and finally,
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These markets were open to everybody, and anybody could go and purchase a slave, provided, of course they had money or something in exchange for it. The markets established in the caravan routes were the most popular, though the slave markets along the trans-Saharan routes came close.

The powerful groups and tribes in Africa demanded a tribute which was paid every year or every month from subjected groups. These tributes involved a set number of slaves which were to be paid to the King or the Leader, and if this tribute was not paid, there would be consequences.

Pawning is the act of giving something of value in exchange for money, but the “something” would be returned when the person who loaned the money returned it. However when they did not, the “something” became the property of the person who loaned the money. Pawning humans was a common activity and the pawned humans were treated well under the Creditor, as the people who loaned the money were called. However, more times than not, the money would not be paid back and so the pawns became

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