|Verfasst am: 15 Jun 2006 - 17:35:28 Titel: korrektur lesen--dringend
bis morgen muss ich einen Text über Slavery in America abgeben. Es ist mir nicht ganz so wichtig, wie der Inhalt des Textes ist, aber er müsste dringend Korektur gelesen werden!!
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The first slaves were the Indians. They had a horrible life, because they had to work very hard and they died on grounds of unknown illness. So the Colonists needed new people, who work for them without paying. In 1501, King Ferdinand of Spain started the trade of African slaves to the colonies in the “new world”. Slavery became very important. In nearly 240 years twelve generations of blacks survived and lived in America. Only 500,000 slaves were imported into the North compared to perhaps 12-13 million imported into the Caribbean and South and Central America.
When the slaves arrived in America, they were sold. There were three places to work:
• As a plantation slave, they worked in the production of cotton, sugar, tobacco and rice.
• As an urban slave they worked in the house, as a handcrafter, in the harbour or to transport something.
• Or they worked in the mining.
Nobody was allowed to teach them to read and write.
Their lifestyle depended on the territory where they had to work and on their slave owners. The work on the plantations was very hard, but the slaves had a kindergarten for their children and a primary health care.
Slaves were abused and it was normal that they were beat. The slave owners could do everything what they wanted to do with them, because the slaves had no rights. They could say which slaves could marry and which not. With the reproduction in mind, they wanted them to have a lot of children, because they had more workers for free.
In 1705, the Virginia government told slave owners that they were not guilty if they killed their slaves while they were punishing them.
Several slave rebellions took place during the 16th and 17th century including the Nat Turner rebellion in 1831.
There was an Underground Railroad where slaves from the plantations in the South flow to Canada to avoid capture.
The international slave trade became illegal in 1801. Differences between the industrialized Northern States, which had no longer slavery, and the agricultural South, which still have slaves, led the Civil War (1861-1865) between the North and the South. The North won the war. In 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation issued and said that on January 1 1863 all slaves will be free.