Slavery In Colonial America

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Introduction: Back then in colonial times slavery was a big part of life. Slaves cost about $40,000 in today's money. Slavery is still happening around the world. There are about 30 million slaves in the world, even in the U.S , there are still 60,000 slaves in America and 5 million of those 30 million are enslaved children. Enslaving black people was legal in all the 13 colonies . More than half of them lived in Virginia and Maryland and in the Chesapeake region where they made up of 50 to 60 percent of the entire population, the majority, but not all of the Africans were slaves. Punishments/rights: Slaves had basically no rights. The owners could do whatever they wanted to them. They were punished harshly if they resisted slavery, didn’t work hard enough in their owner's perspective, talked too much or spoke in their own language. Other things that were not allowed to do was stealing from their master, trying to run away or killing a white man. They would not be punished if…show more content…
The slave trade begins with Portuguese and some Spanish traders taking African slaves to the American colonies then taking the slaves through the middle passage across the Atlantic to sell them in the west indies and North America. In the early 15th century European traders started to sell slaves. They charged into towns to capture Africans. Some Africans captured in wars were sold to European traders by other Africans.The biggest effect the trade had on West Africa was a huge decrease in their population of people getting captured or traded into slavery. Below is a picture of the triangular trade route with slavery. How the Enslaved Africans rebelled against their
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