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Coercive Labor Systems Throughout the Americas. By: Brittany MacAlister. South American Slavery. Existed before the transatlantic slave trade Made up 10 percent of Lisbon’s population Portugal had the first slave markets Trade moved from Portugal to Tropical Colonies

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Coercive labor systems throughout the americas

Coercive Labor Systems Throughout the Americas

By: Brittany MacAlister


South american slavery

South American Slavery

  • Existed before the transatlantic slave trade

  • Made up 10 percent of Lisbon’s population

  • Portugal had the first slave markets

  • Trade moved from Portugal to Tropical Colonies

  • Enslaved natives of South America

  • 1501- First slaves arrive in Hispaniola


North american slavery

North American Slavery

  • Before the 1790’s, cotton crops weren’t popular

  • 1793- Cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney

  • Increased cotton production = increased slave demand

  • 1808- Congress banned salve imports from Africa


Treatment of slaves in north america

Treatment of Slaves in North America

  • Brutal, inhumane, and cruel

  • Whippings and executions were very common

  • Sold like property

  • Overly scrutinized for every flaw

  • Harshest treatment was in Louisiana

  • Slaves lived in fear of their owners

  • Massive revolts in Louisiana and the Frontier


Treatment of slaves in south america

Treatment of slaves in South America

  • Worked in various tasks, blacksmiths, cowboys, etc.

  • Able to testify in court if mistreated

  • Treated very humanely to prevent revolt

  • Could control the sale of their kids

  • Goal was for slaves to gain freedom

  • Catholic church encouraged bonds throughout families


The migration

The Migration

  • Slavery expanded westward after the American Revolution

  • Forced slaves to relocate from the East

  • Before the Civil War

  • Slave resistance grew immensely

  • Increased violence used to gain control

  • Cotton fields were physically demanding


Indentured what

Indentured what?

  • Worked for only several years

  • Had chance of freedom

  • Supplied food, shelter, clothes

  • Could be from Europe or Africa

  • Contract

  • Never abused

  • No rebellions

  • Lifetime sentence

  • Only a slight chance of freedom

  • Supplied shelter

  • Usually from Africa

  • Treated cruelly

  • Rebelled

  • No contract

Indentured Servant

Slave in North America


Rebellions

Rebellions

  • Treated with malicious violence

  • Never went well for the slaves

  • Owners seemed to always win

  • Very popular in the Frontier and Louisiana

  • Rebelled from harsh working conditions

  • Mostly men who rebelled

  • Very negative affect all around


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