Chapter 2. “Drawing the Color Line”. Antonio Alvizo CHS 245OL. What is Slavery?.
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When we read, “Drawing the Color Line” We obviously get the impression the chapter will deal with racism.
point that racism still exists in todays era, in what I like to call “Modern day slavery”.
color line referring to what separate the rich and powerful from the poor and less powerful, and unfortunately this separation of power was separated by the color of people’s skin.
Slavery in fact help build America into the nation that it is today. As stated previously, African slaves were brought into America originally in 1619 to aid labor need.
throughout the 17th and 18th centuries in which helped build the economic foundation of America.
huge demand for cotton, in which the very important cotton gin was born , developed by Eli Whitney which changed the production of cotton for the better, but further depended the nations slave labor.