Reflection

Thepossibility of servitude was not a thought that began in the New World.

  It began oversees, across the Atlantic Ocean,with the first colonies in the mid 1600’s. Servitude was an acknowledged English practice, with failed endeavors bya few settlers, to force upon indigenous clans effectively here until the pointwhen they struck African Gold.  Menard(2013) stated, “One of the major historiographical debates about thecolonies of British America concerns the seventeenth-century transition from aworkforce dominated by British indentured servants to one dominated by Africanslaves”.  The disclosure of AfricanGold, otherwise known as, free help was now present throughout the NewWorld.  In itself, this was a graveinconsistency to the introduction of this New World, which was conceived inliberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, eventhough the New World began as a slavery society.

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  Both Britain and the five southern colonies(Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolina and Virginia) started toappreciate great financial success and prosperity, not just from its source offree labor, but also from its production of such cash crops that includedtobacco, rice and indigo.  These coloniesalso reaped outstanding profits by exchanging slaves, via trade.  The flourishing economy of the New World waspowered on the backs of voiceless and faceless African slaves.

            From the 1660’s through the AmericanCivil War, no North American power extended as broadly as the Empire of Britainand the United States.  Both England andthe United States utilized state power to defend slaves, reinforceslaveholder’s cases of authority, fortify cases of power in sovereignborderlands and conquer new regions in order to protect slavery in the mostimportant colonies or states. Hammond, J.C. (2014).  They also used their power in order toachieve profits from its cash crops.               By the mid 1650’s, the English settlements in the NewWorld, perceived there to be much money to be made through the free labor ofAfrican slaves.  Eagerness and theunquenchable craving for riches, glory, and influence drove the settlers, whichthus bolstered the unstable development of the African slave exchange industry,in order to take care of the high work demand of the plantation owners.

  The financial revelation of African Gold hadturned into a new economy for the New World settlers, as well as England, whichtoo had turned into a noteworthy partner in the African slave industry.  In 1760, there was an estimated four hundredthousand African slaves in America, which rapidly grew to almost four million acentury later.  In 1860, slavery hadspread over the south from Georgia to Texas, yet the plantation owners werestill not happy. They were in search of more slaves in order to increase thesize of their plantations and estates.

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