The Slavery Of The New World Essay

1134 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 null Page
Based on what you learn as kids from our history books, you might have developed a certain idea of slavery. You may have built up certain stigmas that because Africans just accepted to be slaves without actually fighting for their rights until Abraham’s emancipation on January 01, 1863. Well, I am here to tell you that the African slaves gave everything they had to be free and did not just give up after failed attempts. But first you have to understand how this great fight for freedom began. When we sing,” In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” You probably just recognize it as a way to remember the history of the beginning of Columbus’s great journey of discovering America. However, you may not have ever guessed it was also the beginning of slavery in the new world. Yes, Native Americans became the first slaves in the new world. They were categorized as hostile, savages, strong, and robust. Just like many African slaves would alike bare the same terms. They were captured and forced to work and increase trade among European rivals. These human lives were being reduced to the equivalent of mere inanimate currency, used for pay and bonuses. Even then there was not without resistance. Relatives and other Indians would commence counterattacks, and would give refugee to slaves who escaped. With fear growing in their minds. The Europeans decided to start transporting the rebellious Indian slaves to distant lands. Trying to make sure that they are…

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