What is slavery? Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists use indentured

What is slavery? Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists use indentured

 

 

 

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Slavery is a practice where people work very hard with little or no remuneration. These people working under slavery, even don’t exercise their basic rights. That’s why, slavery is treated as an ugly practice and it is eliminated from most of the societies in different parts of the world.

Slavery developed in the American colonies because they wanted people who could do hard work, for a longer period of time and with no or little compensation. In this regard, they colonies started sending people from African nations in the American colonies to work in plantation related activities. More specifically, slaves from Africa were initially brought into the south region part of the West Indies. They were used for all the hard work in the region. It made their economies of the colonies to rely on slaves as they were cheaper and for life in most of the cases. With the passage of time, salves from one generation to another, acted as slaves and the practice spread among different American colonies.

The colonies were not willing to use indentured servants as they were for the definite periods. Afterwards, they were free. Besides, indentured servants owned rights that were not with slaves. But, slaves were very cheap, brought into the land and was for life as a property. So, colonist opted to go for slaves.

Differences between slaves and indentured servants are as follows:
1.   Indentured servants were for a definite period, but slave were for life.
2.   Indentured servants were given some rights, but slaves were denied the rights.
3.   Indentured servants came to the colonies as per their willingness. But, slaves were traded and brought to the land, not considering slaves’ will.

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