History of Rice in South Carolina and Its Deep Roots in Slavery

 Alexandra Bullard Dr. Kideckel Food Fights: Eating and Controversy 03 December 2018 Historiography Paper Formal Draft The history of rice has many different roots, but it’s clear that its beginning in America can be traced back to South Carolina. Many historians have different ideas on how rice grew in the colonies, specifically South Carolina, … Read more

The History of America's Christian Nation Status: From Columbus to Slavery

 History Essay    People originally came to America for religious freedom, but their newly created government and way of life didn’t always follow religious standards. Americans claim to be Christians, but the way they treat others and the way they act often strays from Christian beliefs. In this nation's history, there are a lot … Read more

Religion’s Impact on Slavery & Prejudice w/ Morality & Bible Refs

 ​​Surname 1 Student's Name Professor's Name Course Name Date Morality and Religion in Slavery    Slavery is one of the biggest human tragedies in history, has sparked numerous debates over the years. Some condemn it by religion and morality, while others have disregarded religious grounds as reasons to ban the same. However, religion, particularly … Read more

Explore Phillis Wheatley’s Poems: A Literary Examination of Slavery & Freedom

In spite of consuming quite a bit of her time on earth subjugated, Phillis Wheatley was the main African American and second lady (after Anne Bradstreet) to distribute a book of poems. Conceived around 1753 in Gambia, Africa, Wheatley was caught by slave merchants and conveyed to America in 1761. Upon entry, she was sold … Read more

Slavery in Antebellum America: Economic Boom, Cultural Tensions & Political Fight

 The institution of slavery during the Antebellum of American Society, was a sponsor for those who lived in the South- that was able to be taken advantage of. Southern States benefited economically during the Antebellum Society, producing mass tons of cotton, and earning profit from selling slaves, but culturally the South was traditionally a … Read more

Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate Columbus Day: Honoring Native Genocide and Slavery

Schools all across America celebrate Columbus day. Kids are often taught the catchy phrase “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” He supposedly discovered America and many honor him for this “heroic” actions.  We are constantly indoctrinated by lies because the truth is too inconvenient for most. No one pays attention to the ugly truth … Read more

Uncovering the Ugly Truth Behind Pro-Slavery Essays: Exposing Slavery As an Unnecessary Evil & Unjustified "Good

 In my lifetime, I have not only witnessed a series of tumultuous occurrences, but also experienced my own painful hardships, yet nothing contends the unfortunate pleasure that your pro-slavery essays have granted me. It is within your writings that have gained national recognition that you irrefutably attempt to paint the practice of slavery as … Read more

The 19th Century Debate on Slavery in America

 During the nineteenth century, slavery became a popular topic of debate throughout the United States. People were taking advantage of African Americans and forcing them to take part in labor under horrible conditions. This created a split among Americans, dividing them into two groups. There were those who protected and supported slavery finding it … Read more

Abraham Lincoln is to Abolishing Slavery as Lemons are to Lemonade: A Study of Honest Abe.

 Abraham Lincoln is to abolishing slavery as lemons are to lemonade. President Lincoln’s memorial is great in size and stature; a grand marble building lined with pillars and a large open airway with a perfect view of the righteous president relaxing in a Romanesque platform just shy of twenty feet tall. The memorial echoes … Read more

Uncovering the Racially-Charged History of Slavery in Colonial America

Slavery in colonial America was an important factor to the economic success of the colonies, especially the Southern colonies. Colonial America’s economic system was mercantilism, where colonies used slave labor to produce raw materials and agricultural goods to be exported to Britain, who would in turn re-export or manufacture into goods to be sold in … Read more

Slavery & “Get Out”: Peele Reveals a Dark Legacy​ in US Society

Teacup, Cotton and Leather Shackles Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out.” One of the most prominent themes throughout the film was slavery. Peele uses these memories and symbols of slavery to show that the election, and reelection of Barack Obama, does not … Read more

How colorism has affected the lives of African-American women from slavery to present day

Abstract I am using the theories of the brown paper bag test as a vehicle to show how colorism has affected the lives of African-American women from slavery to present day. The brown paper bag test is a test that was employed by African-Americans by laying a brown bag against a person’s face or arm. … Read more

Why the impact of modern slavery is different for women and men

Modern slavery, also known as contemporary slavery, is an umbrella term for activities when one person obtains or holds another person in compelled service that continues to occur in present day society. An individual is in slavery if he/she is forced to work through mental or physical threat, owned or manipulated by an exploiter (usually … Read more

Hidden Truth of Reconstruction: "Slavery by Another Name" by Douglas A. Blackmon

 Reconstruction – a time period in which the country was struggling to reunite themselves after a time of great separation, the Civil War.  With the victory of the Union, slavery would soon be abolished.  The thirteenth, fourteenth and, fifteenth amendments, known as the Reconstruction amendments, gave the freedmen citizenship, rights, and the right to … Read more

"Moses" Of Her People" 60-Char Honor Harriet Tubman's Legacy as The "Moses" of American Slavery

 Emmett McKnight Miss. Rieder English 9B 9 March 2018 Harriet Tubman: Mini Biography Essay Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was originally named Araminta “Minty” Ross (“Harriet Tubman Facts and Quotes.”). Around 1844 Harriet married a black man named John Tubman, she took his last name and also changed her name … Read more

The Roots of Antisemitism and Slavery in 1600s-1900s

 Antisemitism and slavery both take roots between the 1600s and 1900s. These two cultures were seen inferior from society, they had bystanders that didn’t want to oppose the racial movements taking place. Antisemitism started with Christians in the early church in the 1400s. Christianity blamed the Jews for Jesus death because Jesus helped the … Read more

Slavery in the Americas

Slavery in America is one of the broad topics on the civilization development in those western countries. To better understand the slavery in America, one must review the history of America since they gained independence through how some the powers colonized other countries. This will help one to understand deeply the regions from which the … Read more

Sources on slavery

In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander effectively argues that the racial caste system was never abolished, instead, it was reconstructed in disguise of colorblindness to legally discriminate African Americans. Alexander also discusses how the War on Drugs, the election of Barack Obama and various other occasions have been used to implement this caste system, … Read more


Slavery is where individuals are owned by other people, who will control what they work and do and also where they live. Slavery previously existed through history in many different years and most places around the globe. People such as the ancient greeks, Incas, the Romans, and Aztecs all had slaves working for them. Slaves … Read more

The evolution of slavery

Statement of the Problem America is the current super power in the world because of the greatest power the country possess in terms of military, financial and health care protection for her people. The nation boasts of the best performing economy in the world with an economy robust in every sector be it agriculture, health, … Read more

U.S. Reconstruction – Settling, Slavery, and Taxation

A few of the major themes of US History between the beginning throughout the Reconstruction era are Settling, Slavery, and Taxation. Before both English and Spanish settlers began their expeditions and discovery of America, the original people that lived Indians that lived in the North America. According to Lewis Hanke, Spanish settlers had the right … Read more

Comparing the origins of serfdom and African slavery

Throughout history, slavery has been a common method of labor production. Globally, many countries have a history of using harsh labor to assemble goods and services. The Russian Serfs and African Slaves are comparable examples of forced labor. Although both serfs and slaves were put in similar positions, the most notable difference between the two … Read more

Slavery – prominent in shaping American history

Slavery was a prosperous, expanding, and unequal economic system. Controversy over the institution of slavery was a constant feature of American society since its settlement by Europeans. Political differences across the United States for the most part trace their origins back to slavery’s prevalence, and economically, slavery was the engine that steered America’s rise to … Read more

Slavery and Its Twisted Conception of Freedom: A Reflection on Pro-Slavery Essays

 In my lifetime, I have not only witnessed a series of tumultuous occurrences, but also experienced my own painful hardships, yet nothing contends the unfortunate pleasure that your pro-slavery essays have granted me. It is within your writings that have gained national recognition that you irrefutably attempt to paint the practice of slavery as … Read more

Comparing African and Native American Slavery: Untold History, Impact and Disadvantage

 Bakersfield College Slavery Debating Races and Importance By Kandace Kranenburg HISTB17 – 71562 Professor Erin Miller 12/02/2018 Many people today are still conflicted by the topic regarding slavery. There are many versions as to what slavery consisted of & how it came to be such an important staple in our historic timeline. When you … Read more

Exploring Race-based Slavery in Colonial America: From Servitude to Slavery and the Need for Labor

 Joe Ferrandino Labor and Work in the US Professor Hayes 19 September 2018 With the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the new opportunities were endless, and everyone wanted their share of the riches.  Spain, England, Portugal all wanted pieces of the New World and were willing to pay the … Read more

Emancipation of African Americans in the South: Aftermath of Slavery & Their Search for Freedom

 Vincent Vincent Afro American 133 Professor Toussaint Losier 10 March 2016 Midterm Exam Essay 1. Emancipation is now viewed as a process rather than a single act. Describe this process from the beginning of the Civil War to the beginning of Reconstruction. Who were the major players and what were their contributions to Emancipation? … Read more

Exploring the Impact of Slavery on the US: Historical, Social and Economic Effects

 As citizens of the United States of America, when we think of the term “slavery” we think of the South during the Pre-Civil War era, working long hours, starved with malnutrition, physically abused to death and hopeless. During this time, white people were enslaving black people since whites believed blacks were of less value … Read more

Abolish Modern Slavery: Educate America’s Children on Human Trafficking

 America’s modern-day Slavery and How to Abolish it – Again   Human trafficking has become America’s modern-day form of slavery, estimating 14,500 – 17,500 people being trafficked into the country every year, according to the U.S. Justice Department. It is also the second most profitable international crime, generating almost $150.2 billion in illegal profits … Read more

Themes and Styles of Henry David Thoreau: Nature, Wildness, Transcendentalism, Anti-Slavery, Solitude and Civil Disobedience

 Sean Tariche Mr. Bruno English IV – Period 3 Themes and Styles of Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau attended the public school in Concord and the private Concord Academy. He continued his education at Harvard, graduating in the top half of his class … Read more

Exploring African Music: How Song Protested Slavery and Sparked Blues Genre

 The identity of African people in America was marked by a systematic erasure of culture as they were forced to conform to the standards of their masters. Often, there wasn’t room for elements of traditional African culture to continue. However, music was one of the main ways that African slaves were able to communicate … Read more

The Masking of Slavery in “Conjure Tales” by Charles Chesnutt1

 Manmeet Dhami African American Literature Argumentative Essay Draft Humor can be inferred by many as the ability to perceive something as or to be funny or to be amused by. Humor is universal and is factored into every culture. However, humor doesn’t always relate to something comical and pleasingly funny. With the distinguish of … Read more

Freedom is Slavery: Examining the Justness of a Totalitarian Regime in 1984 and Plato’s Republic

 Paste Freedom is Slavery. This is the slogan of the totalitarian regime that governed a dystopian version of our present-day society. In George Orwell’s 1984, this statement was used to convince citizens that blindly relinquishing freedom to members of authority was vital to both the societal and individual good. Otherwise, they would be “slaves” … Read more

Exploring the Cruel Reality of Slavery Through Frederick Douglass and Harriet Ann Jacobs

 Kristina Castro BLS 1003 Mid Term Assignment 03/29/2018 Frederick Douglass: Life as an American Slave Since slaves were treated as property and there was no legal ramification for their murder there was no limit to the cruelty they were made to endure. In Chapter 4 of “The Life of The American Slave by Frederick … Read more

Django Unchained (2012): A Film of Misplaced Retaliation During the Crisis of US Slavery

 Django Unchained (2012), is a fictional film inspired by the American Antebellum time period in which the tensions between the North and the South over the lawfulness of slavery were at its highest. The film begins with a line of slaves walking together, while being attached to the ankles by shackles, lead by two … Read more

Slavery and Colonization in the Americas: Exploring the Encomienda System Before African Slave Trade

 By the time the transatlantic slave trade reached its height in the 18th century, it had been around for well over 200 years. In this time millions of Africans would be forced from their homes and shipped across the Atlantic to suffer horrors beyond their wildest imagination. However, it was not only would African … Read more

Exploring Sojourner Truth’s Impact on Slavery and Women’s Rights: A Life Changing Journey

 Alli Flynn Analyze the contributions of Sojourner Truth on the Abolition Movement and the Women’s Rights Movement. Throughout the 1800s, slavery and women’s rights were controversial topics, which many people fought for or against. While primarily southern states were home to the slaves, abolitionists from all over the country worked together in order to … Read more

Abolition of Slavery: The Harsh History of African American Women Writers in the 19th Century

 Abolition of slavery; African American women writers of the 19th Century. The past of the African American women writers is unique, depressing and harsh. They trace back their ancestry right from Africa where their ancestors originated from before being shipped to America as slaves. The Africans, both men and women were brutalized, tortured, oppressed … Read more

From the Chains of Slavery to Bars of Prison: The Continuing Oppression of Blacks under the Legal System

 Jada Childs Ms.Duquette ACP US History 1 May 2018 From the Chains of Slavery to Bars of Prison The United States legal system is based on the Constitution and designed to afford citizens rights and freedoms yet all citizens are not treated equally. In particular, racial minorities, especially African Americans are not treated equal … Read more

How Racism Still Plays a Role in American Society, Descendents of Slavery in USA

 Although being abolished for over a decade, slavery remains the subject of controversial conversation that seemingly only one side wants to have. It is a tragedy that played a significant role in America's historical timeline as well as the nation's founding, yet many are trying to cover it up in hopes of repairing Americas … Read more

Call to Action: Stopping Slavery in Libya – Lets End this Human Rights Violation Now

 Slavery is one of the most demeaning things that someone can go through. Slavery is taking away someone’s human rights at the least. Slavery also takes away someone’s freedom of movement, workers right, and other human rights, depending on the specific situation. Libya is a north African nation that has a dark history of … Read more

The Slave: Person or Property? Analyzing the Nature of Slavery in Post-Independence America

 THE SLAVE: PERSON OR PROPERTY? The American colonies declared independence from the British Empire in 1776, while Thomas Jefferson famously penned that every man has an unalienable right to liberty, there were almost 500,000 people in the colonies who were still slaves. In the eighteenth century, Atlantic commerce consisted primarily of slaves, crops produced … Read more

Abraham Lincoln: Greatest US President, Abolished Slavery and Modernized US Economy.

 Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and commonly referred to as the greatest President of all time, was the leader of America in one of her darkest times, the American Civil War. Although controversial at the time, one of Lincoln’s most recognizable and notable achievements was abolishing slavery.  His stance on … Read more

The Grim Reality of Slavery in New England: Its Humane or Brutal Treatment, Legalization, and Lasting Significance

 In America during the grueling 350 years of slavery, “between nine and twelve million Africans were carried to the Americas under brutal conditions; about 400,000 of these were brought to North America.” Slavery was widely practiced in the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, which helped drive the United States into the … Read more

Exploring William Blake’s “The Little Black Boy” and its Commentary on Racism and Slavery

 Paste your essay in here… “The Little Black Boy” is one of several poems in William Blake’s The Songs of Innocence and uses Christian philosophy to make commentary on racism and slavery. The poem is rich with religious imagery and depends on appealing to the better ideals of Christian-readers to make a case against … Read more

U.S. History: From Slavery and Racism to Abolition and Equality

 Jakhaylah Jefferson Mr.Nestoras Period :2 June 8 2018          Slavery and Racism    Slavery caused many troubling events throughout U.S history.Slavery is the practice of owning slaves and it started when the first African American was brought to Jamestown,Virginia in 1619. People practiced slavery throughout the American colonies between the 17th … Read more

The Impact of Olaudah Equiano’s Autobiography on the Anti-Slavery Movement

 Introduction “But is not the slave trade entirely a war with the heart of man? And surely that which is begun by breaking down the barriers of virtue involves in its continuance destruction to every principle, and buries all sentiments in ruin!” (Equiano). Olaudah Equiano was a slave during the late eighteenth century. After … Read more

Ancient Greek Pottery: Religion, Slavery and Everyday Use

 Ancient Greek Pottery Ancient Greek pottery provides in important inside into a time before written records, such pots share functional vessels with higher meaning with inscriptions/paintings on the exterior of stories. Such stories feature tales of everyday lives, practices, and religion of the ancient Greeks. Also tales of war and heroes. Religion: Early storage … Read more

Slavery Sparked United American Revolution: How Abolition of Slavery by Britain Led to Colonist’s Freedom

 Ayesha Ahmed HST 105 Chapman 9/13/17 Slave Nation Response Slave Nation, How Slavery United the Colonies & Sparked the American Revolution, by Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen, explains the story of slavery as it helped to unite America.  Though Britain was one of the biggest slave-trading nations, they were also the first … Read more

Revolutionary Women of the Early 19th Century: Their Unheralded Contributions to Abolish Slavery and Secure Equal Rights

 In the early nineteenth century, American women did not have any position in society. Women were supposed to stay at home and play the traditional roles of a wife and a mother. In the 1900’s the man was the head of the household and the wife was his property. In the years leading up … Read more

Protection of Migrants from Human Trafficking and Contemporary Forms of Slavery

 Committee: Special Conference Question of: Protection of migrants from human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery Student Officer: Akhil Venkatesh Position: Deputy Chair Introduction Human trafficking and slavery have long existed in our society, however, were recognized in the 17th century, with the rise of the west, when a Dutch ship brought 20 African … Read more

Uncovering Hidden Truths -“The 13th”: How Mass Incarceration Extends Slavery

 The film The 13th mainly focuses on African-American in the United States (US) or widely known as the black people and also the “super predators”. The main ideas of this film are to emphasize that “Black Live Matters” and to reveal the hidden truth of society towards the African-American especially regarding mass incarceration in … Read more

Uncovering Human Trafficking In the US: Modern-Day Slavery’s Sinister Reality

 Darryl Molina Final Essay AMH4671 Human Trafficking, Today's Modern Slavery? When we think of human trafficking, we think women and girls being trafficked through Japan, India, Cambodia, Bangladesh and other neighboring countries.  Huge red light districts offering thousands of women and children; some as young as 9 and 10 years old. We think of children … Read more

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Examining Stowe’s Impact On Slavery and Christian Doctrine

 Often considered a catalyst of the Civil War, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is an anti-slavery book whose permanent impact, both positive and negative, on race relations within the United States are irrefutable. Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel was written as a direct response to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850; second of a … Read more

Exploring How Abraham Lincoln Confronted 19th Century Slavery Expansion and Debate

 To many nineteenth century Americans, the expansion of slavery into Western territories caused a great deal of controversy. Since the drafting of the Constitution in 1787, the North and the South had grown further apart in terms of economy, ideology, and society. The North, especially, “was afraid that the South would force its peculiar … Read more

63 yrs: Republican Party: An American Legacy of Slavery, Civil Rights, and Preservation

 The Republican Party of the United States of America was founded 163 years ago on March 20, 1854. Currently, it is one of the two biggest political parties in the U.S.; the other one being the Democratic Party. The average Republican favors smaller government, less regulation, and more conservative social policies. Members of the … Read more

End Human Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Efforts to Address Slavery Systems in 2019

     Most Americans believe that the conclusion of the American Civil War brought an end to slavery.  However,   a system similar to that barbaric institution exists away from the public eye throughout the world. Globally, systems of human trafficking and the entrapment of people into servitude and subservience continued after 1856, and are growing … Read more

Workers: From Slavery to Respectable Pay – History of Labour Improvements

 Introduction There will and has always been work, and there will always be workers or laborers, Workers throughout time have ascended from being overworked, underprivileged, and unhappy slaves to the respectably paid and mostly enthused workforce we have in today’s time. Back in the day, workers were to be used and to be looked … Read more

Understanding Human Trafficking: The Business of Exploitation and Slavery

 By definition, human trafficking is defined as the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. The United Nations defines Human Trafficking as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or … Read more

Exploring Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass and Olaudah Equiano’s Rhetoric Against Slavery

 The Story of Two Slave Narratives For almost 100 years in early American history, African-American slavery was the societal norm in the Southern states. Due to the slaves’ lack of education, most of our knowledge of the slavery life comes from outside and unreliable sources. However, there were some fortunate educated slaves, including Frederick … Read more

Exploring Black History Month and Frederick Douglass’s Abolitionist Movement | From Slavery To Freedom

 All since the beginning, and even today, individuals will have their own situations on specific subjects, in the early 50% of the nineteenth century, a raving point was that of subjugation. Alongside the bringing of the principal Africans into America came the debate of whether it was on the right track to utilize and … Read more

See How Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Fought For Slavery Abolition and Equality: Frederick Douglass’ Fight for Slavery Abolition and Equality

 PaAll since the beginning, and even today, individuals have always had an opinion on specific subjects, in the early parts of the 19th century a raving point was that of slavery. Alongside the bringing of the principal Africans into America came the debate of whether it was on the right track to utilize and … Read more

Empowerment of Women in Antebellum America: Beyond Domesticity to Abolish Slavery

 The Second Great Awakening energized the numerous 19th-century reforms that were intended to change American society for the better. However, most people in Antebellum America, the period prior to the civil war, expected it to be no different than before; all matters- particularly political matters- would be handled by the men of the house … Read more

The U.S. Prison-Industrial Complex: How the 13th Amendment Allowed For Modern Slavery

 The Thirteenth Amendment states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime…shall exist within the United States.” Though it initially benefited African Americans, the key phrase in this amendment that allows slavery as a punishment for crime was quickly exploited by the increasingly vindictive Southern society. The Birth of a … Read more

Exploring the Origin and Expansion of Slavery in the Chesapeake: Life Before Bondage

 In order to understand the origin and expansion of slavery in the Chesapeake, a life before slaves must be explained first. The Chesapeake Bay was home to the colony of Jamestown founded on May of 1607. In the early years between 1607-1622, the population of Jamestown fluctuated, with approximately 10,000 people shipped by the … Read more

Frederick Douglass: Conqueror of Denial Through Education to Escape Slavery

 At the age of, well, he didn't actually know, Frederick Douglass proclaimed  “…the white children could tell their ages. I could not tell why I ought to be deprived of the same privilege”.  This was an example of the many dehumanizing processes that occurred making Douglass a slave because he was denied knowing something … Read more

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Harriet Jacobs Explores the Psychological Oppression of Slavery

 Incidents in the life of a slave Girl The story of many individuals such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, and much more have been shared throughout history. It is known that such individuals have suffered because of slavery and discrimination against their race. However, Harriet Jacobs story is quite different in the aspect … Read more

Hobbes and Locke’s Views on Slavery and Justice in State of Nature

 Hobbes and Locke make their arguments for slavery differently, with major implications by each. Hobbes justifies slavery in a way that is not consistent with his contractarian stance, refuting the existence indirectly and leaving the topic up to interpretation. Locke verifies the institution of slavery under explicit conditions, however refutes his stance with his … Read more

Reveal the Dark Side of the Industrial Revolution: Slavery, Robber Barons, Poor Working Conditions

 If the definition of failure means to create negative effects, than the industrial revolution indeed failed. It encouraged the use of slave labour, poor work conditions, and poor business practices. This was the age of the rise of the rise of robber barons and also the time where the top one percent controlled over … Read more

In Slavery: Exploring Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Its Impact on Womanhood

 Hannah Baggs Bufalino HIST 308 March 7, 2018 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Slavery gripped the United States by the throat throughout the 1800s. Although there were radical differences in the North and South the whole country fell guilty to the slave trade, resulting in the mistreatment of a countless number … Read more

History of slavery in the United States

The United States has had challenges and flaws during every era throughout its history. One such flaw that is particularly regretted by Americans today is the institution of African-American slavery from the beginning of the United States until the abolition of American slavery under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865. Institutionalized slavery in … Read more

Abolition and emancipation of slavery

The explanations for the abolition and emancipation of slaves under the 1806 act and 1833 Slavery Abolition Act has been attributed to various causes contested by various historians. From arguments favouring economic influences, as well as the idea that changing attitudes led to mass public support for the anti-slavery movement. Evidently, the 18th and 19th … Read more

The History of Civil Rights and Slavery in North America

 African Americans have a long history of problems including discrimination, racism, prejudices, and inequality. Civil rights are the rights people have today for equal treatment and opportunities no matter what race, gender, or religion. Traveling past time, The United States made civil rights to all people to this day. Do you ever wonder how … Read more

Was Abraham Lincoln Driven by Morality or Political Pragmatism in Abolishing Slavery?

 Abraham Lincoln is commonly lauded for his moral courage in leading the nation to abolish slavery and signing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, yet even more than a century later, historians do not know if freeing the slaves was Lincoln’s plan all along. Lincoln was more likely driven by political pragmatism than high-minded morality. … Read more

Slavery from the 1800s to 1850s in the US

From the 1800s to 1850s, slavery became the largest trade in the Southern states of the US. What was originally thought of as “a necessary evil” was now an essential to the Southern economy. The South’s belief in slavery progressively polarized them from the North economically, morally, and politically as the Civil War reached closer. … Read more

Slavery and the Civil War

The fight over slavery and the resulting Civil War was probably the closest this great nation has come to destroying itself. Years of constant disagreeing, compromises, and cynical ideas about slavery pushed the country into a terrible conflict between the Northern abolitionists and the Southern proslavery farmers and plantation owners. The nation suffered huge losses … Read more

Slavery in Virginia

Slavery was introduced in Virginia in late August of 1619; a Dutch warship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia with about twenty or so Negroes onboard. The shipment that was exchanged was the ship with the Negroes on it in exchange for food. They were first introduced as indentured servants. An indentured servant is a person under … Read more

About slavery

Slavery is a form of forced labor that has existed throughout the world for centuries. It is a practice in which people are bought and sold, taken away from their families, and forced to do labor for the benefit of their owners. Slavery is a controversial topic, and its history is intertwined with many of the world’s most prominent countries, including the United States.

The most prominent example of slavery in the United States is its role in the Civil War. Slavery was a major cause of the war, as the northern states fought to abolish slavery while the southern states fought to keep it. The war was a result of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, freeing all slaves in the United States. This act marked a major turning point in the Civil War, and it eventually led to the end of slavery in the United States.

Slavery had a major economic impact on the United States. Slaves were a major source of labor for plantations and other agricultural businesses, and their labor was essential for the production of goods for export. Without the labor of slaves, the agricultural and export industry of the United States would have been greatly diminished.

In recent years, there has been much discussion about slavery reparations. Reparations are payments made to the descendants of slaves, to compensate them for the losses they suffered as a result of slavery. This is a controversial issue, as some believe that the reparations are not enough to compensate for the harms and suffering endured by slaves and their descendants.

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, making slavery illegal in all states. This was the result of a long struggle by abolitionists, who had been fighting for the end of slavery for decades. After the Thirteenth Amendment was passed, slaves were given the same rights as other citizens, such as the right to vote and own property.

Despite the fact that slavery has been abolished in the United States, it still exists in many countries around the world. In some countries, the practice of slavery is still legal, while in others it is illegal but still practiced. Modern slavery involves the exploitation of people for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Examples of modern slavery include child labor, human trafficking, and forced labor.

Slavery is a practice that has caused immense suffering throughout history, and it continues to be a problem in many countries. For this reason, students are often set essay papers that relate to topics on slavery, both past and present.

It is essential that we continue to fight against modern slavery and ensure that the rights of all people are respected and protected. By doing so, we can ensure that the horrors of slavery are no longer a part of our world.

Writing essays on slavery: key topics for discussion

  1. The history of slavery: Slavery has been around since ancient times, and its legacy continues to this day. Discuss the various forms of slavery throughout history, such as chattel slavery, indentured servitude, and debt bondage.
  2. Slavery in the United States: Slavery was a major part of the history of the United States. Discuss how the practice was institutionalized in the US, how it was abolished and the effects of its legacy today.
  3. The African Slave Trade: Discuss the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its effects on African societies, as well as the experiences of enslaved Africans in the Americas.
  4. The economics of slavery: Discuss the economic motivations for slavery, such as the need for labor and the demand for commodities.
  5. The abolitionist movement: Discuss the various efforts to end slavery, including the work of abolitionists such as William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass.
  6. The legacy of slavery: Discuss the long-term effects of slavery on race relations, economic disparities, and social inequality.