UGC 112, Week 5, Lecture Notes
UGC 112, Week 5, Lecture Notes UGC 112 - Timothy Boyd
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2242015 Slavery Romans different allowed for self freeing and being freed by master manumission Entire Roman class liberti freedmen African Slavery goes two ways gt Perhaps between 6501400 AD as many as 5 million black people shipped north across the desert gt No one knows the number of whites shipped south Spaniards and Portuguese in new world were needed 9 cheap labor for mines silver and plantations sugar this will expand to North America after 1619 gt In North America agricultural products 9 cotton rice indigo etc Originally Spanish and Portuguese used native Americans but used them up overworked European diseases did them in gt So move was towards West Africa West African authorities collaborated in process prisoners from inland or even own people gt Trade goods textiles metals firearms for humans gt This can lead to I One crop economy I Instability through firearms I Faminesplagues caused by lack of farmers to provide Two methods of trading gt Establish a permanent post gt Coast take slave ship along coast to standard locations I River mouths good where local sellers will gather To aide in process of making slaves gt Mix different language and cultural groups gt Strip people naked and therefore more vulnerable gt Chain people in groups Once on board crammed in and chained down fed and exercised like animals but sick were dropped over the side 1807 Britain outlawed slave shipping 1808 US joined in Middle passage safest and quickest route from Africa to America Between 1500 and 1850 perhaps 10000000 black people shipped west across the middle passage advantages gt Most farmers gt Resistant to some tropical diseases gt A resource which reproduced itself gt Also somewhat resistant in time to European diseases All this end badly west Africa destabilized countries in west with slave populations gt Fear of revolt gt Dependence on slaves means no industrial progress gt So no one ultimately profits and as for slaves NOT GOOD
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