Lecture 5 - Slavery

Lecture 5 - Slavery - Slavery was less harsh in Latin...

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History 262 Modern Latin America February 5, 2007 Lecture 5 – Slavery Slavery becomes prevalent in Latin America because the Indians were dying off o Without the Indians there was no cheap labor o There was a reluctance to enslave the remaining Indians o Labor needed to be imported from elsewhere Iberian law considered slaves to be people o Slaves were treated better in Latin America than in the United States o Catholic church treated slaves better than Protestant church
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Unformatted text preview: Slavery was less harsh in Latin America than in the United States because the laws demanded so Slavery varied by region and farm in terms of its severity o Type of crop o House or field work o Race The life of a Brazilian slave was “nasty, brutish, and short” Many house slaves were raped by the masters or by his sons Quilombos – runaway slave villages...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HISTORY 262 taught by Professor Wasserman during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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