Friday, March 1, 2019
How Slavery Affected the New World
How Slavery Affected the reinvigorated World Amanda Maldonado 9/11/2012 Unit 1 Essay When we c completely in of thralldom we throne non help to think of mistreated muckle. Slaves argon answerable for making the New World pull through in the enlightenment of civilization, and the production of wealth. With divulge slave labor economy would not be working right away. Slavery t severallyes us that after suffering thither comes reward. At the same time however, slavery is the definition of anguish and torment. The breakup of loved virtuosos to service a stranger is erroneous.Slave labor feeds the keep downs family, but distresses the laborers family. Slavery set well-nighs us raw(a) traditions and diverseness to the New World. In her book, The Origins of American Slavery, Betty Wood explains her point of view of how slavery came to be and I will be referring to her book. Slave labor is a topic that is very important, because slaves be used to serve others, without world pai d. They be used as objects and treated as so. The owner has power over the slaves sustenance, and liberty, loss of humanity that the slave was no durable a person, a man or a woman, but an animal. (Origins10) Slaves ar treated this way, even though they harvest the corn we eat. The clothes that the master wears are make by the slave, and with cotton that the slave picked. The land that is cosmos used to harvest by the English, and the Europeans, belongs to the Native slaves, and yet they are being disconnected from their own rightful property. The foreigners are taking advantage of the hoi polloi, to settle themselves wealthy. They are greedy and want all the riches for themselves and no one else. The Europeans and the English fight over land, however that land belongs neither.They came and took over without the permission of the people who were there first. The slaves are moving economy forward, because their labor produces money. specie goes into the economy, and there is the start to a strong New World. Agriculture and trade make it easy for people to live in the New World, and persuades people to come. This in like manner persuades slaves, because they believe that some(prenominal)day they will be free and also gain wealth. The slaves bring new customs to the New World. They bring new ways of cooking, strategies to grow crops, and they bring ideas to the Europeans and English. tho the English and the Europeans believe that they are descents of ham actor a sinner that is punished with servitude. The slaves are put to work because they are believed to be servants of servants. The appearance of the Africans and their culture comes off as different to the Europeans, and English. However slaves are human beings, whether or not they are said to be descendents of Ham. The first slaves are the Native Americans according to Betty Wood. The reason is because the Natives are already here when the English and the Europeans come.The Natives are lured int o slavery, because when the Europeans come, they come with smiles. Not endureing, the Natives get interpreted advantage of. The Europeans want everything that the Natives have. The Natives eventually become slaves. However, the Europeans bring diseases, and wipe out many of the Natives. It is not only Africans and Natives that are slaves though. Some English and some Europeans are put to work as well, but a mop up is drawn, that white skin is too weak for labor outside. So that is when they bring the Africans.The Africans also die of diseases, but become immune eventually. Their skin is not weak, and they are known to be the best slaves to have. The Europeans and the English want to fine-tune the African slaves, because they feel that the way they dress and their lack of intelligence is shocking. However, each culture is different, and it is unfair to change their culture, because changing their culture changes their tradition. And, tradition is not tradition if it is changed. Th e irony of this is the fact that Africans are traded by their own people in Africa.They are traded to the Europeans for gold and other objects. They tear these families apart average to be self-centered and greedy. All these things, and yet the slaves keep going. Some take heed to escape, and get away, but others find death or punishment. Life as a slave is a terrible experience, and only they know what it truly feels like to be one. All we can do is read about them and feel appalled and impotent. The Europeans and the English gain power by being leeches. They suck out all the power from the slaves, while they live the life of kings and queens. Luckily, this comes to n end eventually it only took more than two-hundred years. But, today we are free, because they fight for our freedom. Slavery built the nation that we are today. They are responsible for our freedom and for the nation we are today. At the time they did not know it, but thanks to them today we can be free without cha ins. We can live life peacefully, and independently. We can walk outside and breathe unclouded air without being afraid. Slavery brought traditions, customs, and most of all diversity. We do not have to worry about being separated from our families.And, most of all we do not have to be afraid. The New World is made of immigrants. Whether brought by force or by choice, this country we are today is made of people from different countries. We made the New World, but we owe most of it to the slaves. They are the ones who work hard and experience torment so that today we can be free. Slaves make the New World succeed, economically and culturally. We are now equal to each other, no more anguish. endure Cited Wood, Betty. The Origins of American Slavery Freedom and Bondage in the English Colonies. New York Hill and Wang, 1998. Print.