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Christopher Webb March 23, 2011 CMCL 324: Persuasion Professor Golan Thesis Statement From the concepts that we learned in class on persuasion and coercion, I come to find a deep root in American History that expressed an ideology of mental and physical imprints that were left in Africans and African Americans dating back to the Atlantic Slave Trade to now. My presentation is built on the fact that slavery in America was built on not only physical aspects of the slaves but as well as mental by using the methods of persuasion and coercion. 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 apart 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
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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 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 will be inept to disobey and do what was told of them. Slaves began to show signs of surrender by countless whippings and beatings on the ships, allowing slave traders to sale them without any
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