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Unformatted text preview: 8-31-10•How U.S. justifies slaveryoDemocratic? Believed in democracy and not hierarchy and hereditary (kings etc)Society based on slavery for first 100 yrs of country’s historyoMost presidents had slaves before slavery endedoJohn LockeInvestor in slave trading company in Great Britain•Society immersed in Christianity AND believes and condones slave trading?oTransatlantic slave tradeGave right to Spanish and Portuguese to set up slave trade in Caribbean’s and Hispaniolaenslavement and transportation, primarily of African people, to the colonies of the New World that occurred in and around the Atlantic Ocean. It lasted from the 16th to the 19th centuriesshippers were, in order of scale, the Portuguese (and Brazilians), the British, the French, the Spanish, the Dutch, and the North Americans. European and Americas-owned fortresses and ships obtained enslaved...
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- Spring '07
- bible, Transatlantic slave trade, slave trading company, european slave traders