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Comparative Studies Of Slavery In Us And S. Africa

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?All men are equal, though the colour of their skin be black or white. One may be superior to another in wisdom, looks or wealth but they are equal as men? (Ribo, 1998). Ever since the colonisation of America and South Africa, Slavery was an on going process since the Stone Age. Slavery in America was introduced by British, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese Explorers. It is for the economic boosts of the new country. The Europeans called it ?chattel slavery? which is the same into South Africa. Chattel slavery is a type of slavery which gives the owner the absolute power and ownership over slaves. South Africa was Cape Colony before because it was colonised by British then later by the Dutch. In the Cape were the slave - trade originated. It was introduced for money, wealth, economy, and for free labour towards European people and a forced labour to slaves.The establishment of Slavery in America in the late 17th century is done by the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia and throughout the 13 colonies. The establishment of slavery, brought with it all the arbitrary and repressive laws fundamental to an Institution within, which a master enjoy absolute rights over his property which is the same in the Cape (Everett, 1996). In the Cape, the British and Dutch settlers established the introduction of slavery in West Africa, Batavia (Indonesia) which is controlled by The Dutch East India Company (VOC), a Dutch company which controlled slaves throughout their colonies. Jan Van Rieebeck a Dutch explorer who brought the first slaves in South Africa in the late 17th century; the establishment of slavery is in the need of labour in refreshment stations in the Cape Colony, Batavia and the Dutch Empire. The Triangular Trade is a trade from Africa, Americas and in England which is controlled by the British, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. The profits made from the global trade of sugar, tea and coffee were the major driving force behind the triangular trade. For centuries it provided substantial quantities of venture capital for the industrial revolution and the development of the western European economy. In America, the Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch controlled the market after the abolition of slavery in England. Illegal American ships started to export and import slaves throughout the country. At the Cape, the Dutch Empire controlled the market at the Colony, Batavia and West Africa, but when the British took over the Cape, they abolished slavery in 1787, the Dutch still continued to export slaves and there are some illegal ships too as well. As the slaving Business grew in America and Cape Colony, so too, did trade in European goods shipped out to Africa, and in tropical produce brought back from America ad the Cape (Hatt 1997). In America slavery was an answer of economic crisis on to the south used in farming such as cotton, rice, tobacco, wheat, household works and many more. At the Cape the Dutch, English, Spanish and Portuguese settler?s economic...

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