Analysis Of Slavery And Ethics Relevance

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Ki Lung Chan (A91427427)
Natalye J. Pass
Analysis of Slavery and Ethics Relevance to the United States
Slavery remains one of the most disturbing phenomena to have ever occurred in the history of the human race. The word slavery continues to provoke mixed feelings from different people when it is mentioned. It is an infamous institution that can be defined as the first form of exploitation in history. The study of slavery helps in the understanding of how various people were forcefully moved from one geographical region to another. Most blacks were forced to leave their families to different countries such as America where their masters harshly treated them. About 95 percent of American Blacks that lived in the South by 1850 were slaves. Slaves were treated as the private property of the owner. They were looked at as abundant and cheap labor. Slavery is considered to have ended after the Civil War. However, there are those who consider slavery to have continued into the 20th century. Slavery began as early as 1400, and it remained in Countries such as America until the 1940s as pointed out by Blackmon. While it led to the loss of several lives due to sexual violence, forceful labor, and various forms of abuses, huge profits were accrued by U.S corporations and individuals. Countries such as Britain are believed to have economically benefited from the slavery. The existence of slavery resulted in the creation of new cultures, political and social practices…
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