The Origin Of Slavery And Slavery

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Everything that has been or will ever be originated from the Big Bang. From the birds in the sky to the laws that govern nations, everything can be traced back to that incredible phenomenon 13.82 billion years ago (“Timeline: The Big Bang,” Big History Project). The same is said for slavery. Slavery originated from agriculture, which comes from the Earth. Chemicals created from aging and dying stars formed Earth 4.5 billion years ago, and stars were created 100 million years after the Big Bang (“Timeline: The Big Bang,” Big History Project). Therefore, the creation of the universe, from the big bang to the start of agriculture and so on, eventually lead to slavery. Slavery has been around since the beginning of human societies. Early hunter-gatherer…show more content…
Helots, Sparta’s class of state-owned, unfree peasants, were obtained through conquests. This wasn’t uncommon. According to the article “History of Slavery” by History World, “War is the main source of supply [of slaves], and wars are frequent and brutal in early civilizations. When a town falls to a hostile army, it is normal to take into slavery those inhabitants who will make useful workers and to kill the rest. There are several other ways in which slaves are acquired. Pirates offer their captives for sale. A criminal may be sentenced to slavery. An unpayable debt can bring the end of liberty. The impoverished sell their own children.” This quote shows us the different scenarios of enslavement throughout the history of…show more content…
Slavery is what built the Roman Empire, a civilization which shaped and still shapes human ideology today. According to Green, “From 1500 to 1880 CE, somewhere between 10 and 12 million African slaves were forcibly moved,” (“The Atlantic Slave Trade”). This was due to the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade, one of many trade routes that transported slaves inhumanely. Slavery is a definite crime towards humanity, but it is what cause economic growth in different regions and helped them in expansion. America’s cotton plantation, indigo, tobacco, and rice business thrived along with South America’s sugar businesses (“How Slavery Helped Build a World Economy,” Dodson). Consequently, this growth in economy increased trade with other areas, especially Europe. The labor of slaves laid the foundation of the industrial revolution, and influenced the expansion and interconnection of
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