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WGS_160_F_2011_6 - ColonialEncounters Reparations What are...

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Colonial Encounters: Colonial History and the Case for  Reparations
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What are “reparations?” Proposals that some forms of compensation should be made by governments that have participated in slavery or genocide. Generally associated with African-Americans, also claimed by Native Americans. History: promised to freed slaves after Emancipation, never delivered . Estimated total global financial debt to freed slaves estimated at 100 trillion dollars (222,505,049 hours of labor over 246 years at 6% interest). U.S. GDP is currently estimated at only 15 trillion dollars.
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Native American vs. African-American Colonial Experiences: Spain initially used forced Native American labor to colonize South America. Other nations would use Spanish cruelty as an excuse to “save” Native Americans by colonizing their land Enslaved Africans were imported to replace dying Native Americans Africans were more resistant to European disease Africans less likely to run away or organize (dislocated)
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Initial colonial conditions for Native Americans: Forced labor in camps, especially mining Extremely low wages
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