Slavery


is something that should have never happened, but unfortunatly it
project is about the history of in America, and the terrible unfair
reality that slaves had to
deal with.
When the Meso American, or the Middle American natives first encountered
the

Europeans, they were very familiar with slavery. Among the most advanced
civilizations in

Central America was the Aztecs and Maya. In these places slavery, although
not necessary, was

common. The Aztec used the the same methods for getting slaves as other
cultures. Slaves were

prisoners of war, criminals, debtors, and poor people selling family members
into slavery. The

most common reasons for becoming a slave was poverty, or ...

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became a slave. Also they could buy their freedom,
or marry their

owner. Slaves were often used in sacrificial ceremonies. The removal of
the heart was a

practice of the Middle American civilization, the most common of their
sacrifices.

The Maya was a civilization who were known for architecture, artwork, trade
networks,

writings, mathematics, and the calendar. Like the Aztec, the Mayans aquired
slaves in the same

ways. In Maya, slavery was hereditary, the children of the slaves would
automatically become

slaves themselves. Slaves preformed hard manual labor for households. They
carried

merchandise on their backs, paddled canoes, gathered supplies, and pampered
their masters. The

slaves of an important person who died may be killed and buried with the
owner to become his

slave in the next life.

Two separate economies developed in northern and southern America. In the
north,

where there are many small farms and mills, slave holdings were small, and ...

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were producing 75 percent of the worlds
cotton. This

meant that they needed more land, but also more hands to do the terrible and
painful labor. The

slave traders of New England and the native cheifs of Africa produced the
necessary slaves.

There have been two basic types of slavery in the past. The most common
was the

household slave or domestic slave. Although these slaves occasionally
worked beyond the

household doing work such as harvesting, most of the time they served their
owners in the house

or did any other work their masters wanted, like military service. Many
owners in the society

spent a lot of money on slaves.

The other was a productive slave. ...

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