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

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D’Arco 1 Hannah D’Arco Ms. Lamarree HIS 101 October 30 Development of Racial Based Slavery in the Seventeenth Century The term slavery has been and continues 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, slavery became an ethical issue after the influx of the Africans in United States of America. Introduction of Africans into the field of slavery in America changed the way people perceived slavery as racism emerged. Indeed, it is believed that racism is as old as human culture itself. This is evident as for whatever length of time that individuals have been around each other, the contention goes, they have despised continuously or dreaded individuals of a different country or skin color. As such, racism is just part of human instinct. The aim of this paper is to outline and explain the horrendous changes, amid 1750s, the subjugation of individuals exclusively on the premise of race, which happened in the lives of the black people living in North America. Before continuing with the paper, it is fundamental to acknowledge justification of racial based slavery in America in Seventieth Century. Racial based slavery, since its introduction, has been the way of life until it was justified in the mid-18th century. After the Civil War in America between 8161 and 1865, the American congressional representative John Dawson argued that the prejudicial act of racism was planted through the foresight of a wise purpose (Selfa 2). Later, the author pointed out that Wisconsin senator, James Doolittle concurred with Dawson's sentiments
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D’Arco 2 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). From the two sentiments of the lawmakers, Dawson and Wisconsin, it is with no doubt 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, which turned out to be a major ethical issue. 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). Further, they clarified that it was not until later, in 1680, when the slavery issue began as a dominant labor system within the colonial farms and territories (335). Observant historians put the number of black slaves to a range of 150 people in Virginia in 1640s, which grew significantly to over 300 people by 1650s. This indicated how the number of black slaves was multiplying at a higher rate in America. Correspondingly, as per Horton and Horton, from the 1680s to 1704, the number of slaves increased from 3,000 up to over 10,000 black slaves in America (336). On the contrary, the population of the indentured white servants
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