HIS Case Study 4

HIS Case Study 4 - Joshua Huver 28 January, 2008 T....

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Joshua Huver 28 January, 2008 T. Campbell HIS 1120 Case Study 4 1. The Muslim Holy men, the marabouts, influenced the commerce in African slavery greatly. The marabouts decided that it would be in their best interests as holy men of God to convert the Africans to their Muslim religion, because “the Lord loves him who causes the number of His servants to be increased.” Most of the slaves already knew the basics of the religion from traveling with their Muslim masters, and the marabouts figured it would be easier if they just converted. The slaves also figured this, because they had figured if they were good and well behaved, they would receive much fairer treatment than if they were unruly. While the slaves were listening to the speech of the marabouts about the Muslim faith, many of the slaves were very moved. All of the slaves in attendance willingly came forward for the ceremony and became Muslim. It greatly influenced the slave commerce because the Muslims treated their Muslim slaves better
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