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Christopher Webb March 23, 2011 CMCL 324: Persuasion Professor Golan Thesis Statement Were the concepts of using persuasion and coercion by American slave master’s a method in which changed the landscape of slavery? The Beginning Synopsis : The earliest records of slavery dates back to 1760 BC and though by each passing era the slavery systems changed or evolved, none was more as advanced and organized as the Atlantic Slave Trade. The Atlantic Slave Trade which took part across the Atlantic Ocean shores was somewhat of the first form of human trafficking that seen African slave dealers selling other Africans to European traders who then transported what they called “Aliens” to Northern and Southern American colonies for free labor. Some African slaves were a part of kidnappings and raids by European slave traders and in result most slaves were untrained and undisciplined, with at any chance attacked members on board the ship or jumped into the Atlantic disappearing into the waters that was inhabited by sharks. New Found Methods Detail : The European Slave traders got to a point where they needed to control their slaves or else they will all attack them or jump off board and most likely their trade value will go down due to noncooperation of the slaves or not enough to sell by the countless suicides by prideful African Slaves. In most slave ships that were going towards the
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Caribbean islands, most European slave traders begin using training methods called “Seasoning” to break their slaves. These practices began to shape the training methods of mentally and physically provisioning the system of slavery by whipping their slaves and causing slaves to fear their masters so that they won’t disobey and do what was told of them. Slaves began to show signs of surrender by countless whippings and beatings on the ships. Slave traders sold them without any hesitation on the part of the slave masters investments, with now having slaves that are disciplined, obedient, good workers and most importantly free labor, it was a good business. Concept : This method I found to be linked to was the coercion concept that is defined as the practice of forcing another party to behave in an involuntary manner (whether through action or inaction) by use of threats, rewards, or intimidation or some other form of pressure or force. The concept of beatings and whippings caused slaves to be broken in the sense of surrendering and giving up in the form of being treated as animals/products more than human beings. The methods forced slaves of having to cope with being taken away from their homes and being forced to be in a process of financial gain in the sense of free labor and them feeling as though they aren’t fit to be free in the white social world by the treatment of their oppressors. Introduction of the Methods to America
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