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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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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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