Types of Slavery
About 78 percent in forced labor slavery in industries where manual labor is needed—such as farming, ranching, logging, mining, fishing, and brick making—and in service industries working as dish washers, janitors, gardeners, and maids.
About 22 percent are trapped in forced prostitution sex slavery.
About 26 percent of today’s slaves are children.
Effects on African Americans due to Slavery in the 18th Century.
Enslaved people could not legally marry in any American colony or state.
each family member belonged to the same owner
the father had a different owner than the mother and children.
Slaveowners’ wealth lay largely in the people they owned, therefore, they frequently sold and or purchased people as finances warranted.
• An enslaved person could be sold as part of an estate when his owner died
• because the owner needed to liquidate assets to pay off debts
• because the owner thought the enslaved person was a troublemaker
• A father might be sold away by his owner while the mother and children remained behind
• the mother and children might be sold
• Enslaved families were also divided for inheritance when an owner died, or because the owners’ adult children moved away to create new lives, taking some of the enslaved people with them.
There are an estimated 20.9 Million people trapped in some form of slavery today.
60,000 in the U.S. Alone
Slavery Now is more diverse by category. Sex trafficking for young girls. Forced Labor for cheaper jobs to suffice the profit.
Slavery Back then
Slavery back then was mainly forcing farms and plantations. Also if the slaves didn't pay there fees, they had to work as slaves. Also if the slaves did pay there fees some people still made them work as slaves.
Why do people become slaves?
Millions are on the move from impoverished rural areas to cities, and from poorer countries to wealthier ones, in search of work. Traffickers are able to trick them by posing as legitimate labor recruiters. Migrants are especially vulnerable—they are often very far from home, don’t speak the local language, have no funds to return home, and have no friends or family to rely on.
When Did Slavery Commence in the U.S.?
After 1619, when a Dutch ship brought 20 Africans ashore at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, slavery spread throughout the American colonies.
6 to 7 million slaves were imported to the New World during the 18th century alone, depriving the African continent of some of its healthiest and ablest men and women.
to aid in the production of such lucrative crops as tobacco.