The Long History of American Slavery
Ifrah Issa
11/23/2016












Slavery has impacted America in a significant way and it\'s still impacting in our society today. We\'ve seen in our history books of what happened during the slavery times and how slaves were treated. Reading, "The Long History of American Slavery ", it got more detailed with how long it really was and how it impacted society. This article covers on what happened before Jamestown came to America , how slavery impacted thee Native Americans and the world. Also, many great professors who study this type of slavery came together with what they discovered and it explains it all in this article.
In this article it covered how many universities came together to get more in depth in what happened, " Slaves worked on Mississippi cotton plantations, Ivy League campuses, in Detroit trading posts, Texas missions, urban factories, Massachusetts kitchens, California brothels, and at the governor\'s mansion in Santa Fe. Much of this reorientation results from historians\' expansion of their field of vision to include the experiences of indigenous people ." (The Long History of American Slavery, p1). Historians have been going around places where plantations and cotton fields were to collect things to be kept for history purposes and to learn more about what happened during that time. Now, this article doesn\'t only talk about slavery for black people, but also what happened to the Native Americans.
A Historian named Brett Rushforth studied more of what happened to the Indians. He discovered that during the mid-nineteenth century, two-four million Native American slaves were traded by colonizers in the Americas ," Historian Brett Rushforth has calculated that from the late fifteenth through the mid-nineteenth century, two to four million Native American slaves were traded by colonizers in the Americas. We are only beginning to understand the nature and implications of this overlooked slave trade, but it is clear that colonists routinely captured Natives in warfare or purchased them from Indian middlemen, sometimes trading them over vast distances. " (The long history of the American Slavery p1).
In history, it covers little on what happened to the Native Americans and many people don\'t know that even Native Americans were traded off as slaves and it was big groups of Native Americans as well. The way they were captured varied and in the article it stated one way they were captured," Apache captives of war, for example, were purchased by sugar planters in the Caribbean; the wife and child of Metasoma (King Philip) and many other Wampanoag\'s were sold as slaves in Bermuda in the wake of King Philip\'s War; some Iroquois taken hostage in New France ended up alongside North Africans as galley slaves in Marseilles. " (The Long History of American Slavery , p1).
The slavery has been going around the world. America was not the place people dreamed to go to if you were anything but white. Thee-fourth of the world\'s population were under the category of being a labor. Also, in this article it stated that, " The history of American slavery began long before the first Africans arrived at Jamestown in 1619. For hundreds, perhaps thousands of years prior, Native Americans had developed their own forms of bondage. " (The Long History of American slavery ). This states that slavery wasn\'t new when Jamestown started in America. But, the type of "slavery" that the Indians and mostly throughout the world had was capacity and not the slavery that horned after," But here, it is useful to make a distinction between captivity and slavery. Captivity is the broader of the two categories, encompassing all people forcibly detained ." (The Long History of American Slavery.
The term slavery in the article description states," Slavery can be defined as a mode of captivity distinguished by its exploitation of bonded laborers to enrich the social or material life of the master. All slaves were captives, but not all captives became slaves. In North America, captivity and its most extreme form—slavery— shaped indigenous societies before Europeans\' arrival and, thereafter, intersected, blended with, and sometimes challenged notions of slavery brought by white newcomers. "( The Long History of Slavery p1).
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