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Money vs Morality In a time when white males believed in superiority over everything around them Africans not even considered people were kidnapped and sold as slaves How could this ever happen Why would Africans ever stand for such a horrific thing These are all questions asked by many people today when looking back at history In 1692 Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of a quicker trade route to Asia He ended up stumbling upon a new land America Slowly people migrated to the new land in search of prosperity Uneducated people from England were taking contracts from the King of England to become indentured servants and work for five or so years and gaining land because of it Soon the English realized they could get slaves from Africa and they would no longer need to pay for the indentured servants They could just have relatively free slaves One way of obtaining slaves was slave traders would sneak into the homes of Africans and kidnap children and adults It did not matter if they were women men or children They were simply just dirty slaves to the English Another way of getting slaves was war They would take the prisoners of war from warring tribes in Africa The third known way to obtain slaves was to pillage All three ways were efficient and often used So the slaves were then loaded on a carrier ship The slaves were loaded into the basement of the ship a hot musty and dark place Think of the worst place you could imagine and think of staying there for days at a time Some tried to escape but for those who got away they drowned in the Atlantic Slaves who tried and did not succeed it was a whipping that was horrific Slave trading was simply an economical advantage by the English Other countries in Europe had used slaves before The English had waited to use
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