Interestingly, while Africans made up most of the slave population, there was another, more unique source of slaves. Debtors and prisoners of war of any race could be made to work as a slave. In the case of those unable to pay debts, they were specifically made to work for the person they owed to until it was worked off.
Some slaves came with their owners when they were settlers. Others came [were actually shipped] from the Colombian Exchange. Others that were legal settlers became slaves because of their race.
Not all slaves were born in Africa. Slaves did not all have to be black. They could be any race or color.
Race and slavery have become almost synonymous because slaves were all the same race. If the majority of slaves were white, this could have extended to the Caucasian race.
the human race
Slaves are all races: White, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian.
Race: The black race: Ethnicity: West Africans
The slave owners raped the slaves
It was very common during his era for colonist to own African slaves. Many considered Africans to be an inferior (not as smart) race compared to whites. Franklin used his two slaves to help him in his newspaper business. He did eventually change his mind on slavery and not only freed his slaves, but became a dedicated abolishionist (someone who fights against slavery).
Race consciousness became a strong issue in Europe as a result of colonial expansion.
Whites can be slaves. Throughout most of human history, slaves were of conquered groups and race was not tied to slavery. However, once the Americas were colonized by Europe, they imported slaves from Africa to farm (because Native Americans were either killed by disease or would run away) and thus, slavery became based on being of African descent rather than on being captured.
Most slaves were sold at the Race-Course near the City of Savannah, Georgia.
In ancient times all races were enslaved.
Me way can't my race be free.
It had more to do with pure coincidence than race. Black people were not slaves because they were black, they were slaves because black people were selling other black people.
Slaves. If you are reffering to their race/skin color of northern american slaves in the 1800's then they are called 'African Americans'
It's not as published as the African American slaves, but yes they certainly were. Every race, or religion were slaves to another race or religion at some point. The Irish were white, and they were enslaved and sold as well.
That's how the human race became what it is.
slavery was limited to one particular race thus identifying that race as "slave race" and disdain for associating with said race became racism
The older, more offensive term is "mulatto." Today they would be called a "person of mixed race."
gypsies, trade unionists and homosexuals
slavery was hard and cruel like it was in America, but it was not based on race it was based on wealth. and the people who couldn't pay for housing or food became slaves. it was meant to be that the slaves were to be treated fairly and got the same food as their masters but eventually the masters got greedy and treated them harshly and sold/bought them like animals.