Chattel Slavery Essay by Master Researcher

Chattel Slavery
This paper studies chattel slavery before 1810 and its origins.
# 87934 | 2,475 words | 7 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (African) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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The paper discusses how examining the emergence of chattel slavery in the Caribbean and Iberian America between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, reveals the indigenous origins of African slavery and the sinister participation in this inhuman system of European governments and their colonies in the Western Hemisphere. The paper describes how slavery emerged and developed in the New World because of the existence of black slave markets in Africa. The paper explains that by the sixteenth century, African slave traders had been supplying slaves to the Islamic world for centuries and had taken advantage of the African tribal custom of selling captives of war debtors and enemies from other tribes.

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