Human Trafficking: Back To The 1600s

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Human trafficking dates back to the 1600 and earlier but for this paper it will start with the enslavement of Africans from their home lands. With the Spanish being big in the slave trade they started abducting Africans from their county and taking them to foreign places where language and the environment were strange to them. These smugglers found a very lucrative business in the shipment of slaves. As slaves, once purchased the owner could do what they pleased with them. According to Lightner, one could not just deal in common field hands, but also in pricier goods like house servants, skilled tradesmen, and what the speculators called fancies, by which they meant attractive mulatto women who were sold for purposes of sexual exploitation”
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