Ethics paper.docx - DArco 1 Hannah DArco Ms Larree HIS 101 October 30 Development of Racial Based Slavery in the Seventeenth Century The term slavery

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D’Arco 1 Hannah D’Arco Ms. Larree HIS 101 October 30 Development of Racial Based Slavery in the Seventeenth Century The term slavery has been and continued to be a fundamental phenomenon across the entire field of history. Although the issue of slavery is as old as the history of the world involving almost all human races, the word slavery only become real after the influx of the Africans in the new world, current day United States of America. Moreover, before the establishment of European colonies in America, slavery has been used to form the basis of the different nation’s economies like in Brazil and other parts of Asian communities (Cashmore 200). In other words’ slavery can best be described as an extreme exploitation of human race or as an economic property of the owners of the slaves and countries (201). In its context, racism describes a specific form of an oppression originating from discrimination towards a particular group of individuals founded on the beliefs of inherited traits like skin color, which makes them inferior to their tyrants (202). From there, the terms racism and race has developed to form part of the dominant ideology of the world regarding the African slave trade in the wake of capitalism ideology between the years from 1500 to 1600 (Higginbotham 35). Although some scientists resist the inclusion of race as a factor of slavery, some are of the opinion that human racial affiliation cannot be ignored when studying slavery in which the phenotypic variations are involved (Higginbotham 38). That is, when black people become the
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D’Arco 2 center stage of the cheapest labor in America, the term social slavery becomes into existence to date. Therefore, the paper will examine and analyze the origin, development of racial-slavery in the seventeenth century and its effects towards the socio-economic growth in the colonial America during the seventeenth century. After the civil war in America between 8161 and 1865, then American congressional representative John Dawson argued that prejudicial act of racism was planted through the foresight of a wise purpose (Selfa 2). Additionally, later Wisconsin senator, James Doolittle concurred with Dawson’s sentiments by stating that it is their natural instincts that compelled them to sort individuals into racial groupings while recognizing the inherent supremacy of the white’s vis a vis to black-skinned people (2). The two lawmaker’s sentiments painted a picture that racial slavery was justified by the colonial tyrants who felt that there was the need of labor to accomplish their economic development and wealth. Racial slavery within the Americans colony took place at a slow pace but later resulted in a network of African slave trade into America. Before 1619, a small number of Africans were recorded to have settled in Virginia according to Horton and Horton in their book Slavery and the Making of America (335). However, it was until later in 1680 when the slavery issue began as a dominant labor system within the colonial farms and territories (335). The history put the number
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