The Slave Trade Inning Mamba, Willed Bosoms, and Aloud Equation all gave three different points of views of the slave trade. Each point of view represented the cycle of the trade from; African King Mamba who had his people taken by the Portuguese as slaves, Bosoms was a chief agent, who transported the slaves, and lastly Equation who actually was a slave. Each document was a primary source that gave its bias side of how and what was happening in the slave trade. Taking all sides of the slave trade through each point of view the accumulation was very informative.
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Inning Mamba, the leader Of Congo a state in Africa went by the Christian name of Fanons. Fanons who wrote a letter to the Portuguese leader, due to the way his nation had begun to become depleted. From all the dieses the white men had brought and lack of physicians and doctors the population was dying at a rapid pace. Fanons sighted how important the nobleman, vassals, and relatives had been kidnapped to be sold as slaves. Fanons sights how this is immoral and goes against everything as Christians. Apart of the immoralities included the way he merchants stole people. The thief was successful mostly in part by the branding of people.
The white men were using hot iron to make marks of ownership on people. The leader also stated how he has had brought in laws and regulations on slave trade but still felt that help was needed to control slave trade in his country. Next point of view on the slave trade was one who was benefiting from the trade, the merchant. William Bosoms, a Dutch chief agent of a company that exported and imported slaves. Bosoms explains how the explorations of the slaves on his ships were very well thought out. Claims o be able to fit six to seven hundred comfortably and feed them all daily.
Ships were divided into sections which included men and women, Bosoms says on how other countries’ slave ships just had men and women stacked one on top of another. These conditions on the slave ships created a stench and inhumanly conditions, also most countries lost ships and slaves. Bosoms claims how once the slaves reached their destination that the slaves’ lives were better than in Africa. Despite being branded he claims that it was done with care and not hard. Says slaves also they were deeply examined by some f the best doctors and physicians. Also fed well to gain full health and maximize each slave’s value.
The document from the Dutchmen tries to show the audience that the exploration of the slave trade wasn’t as bad in his company compared to others. Final point of view of the slave trade was from a slave. Aloud Equation, who was from Nigeria but became property of the British at 1 1 , he, suffered various hardships being a part of this slave trade. His personal struggles of being separated from his family at a young age, and experiencing acts of cruelty by men he didn’t know or could identify. The Spanish and other merchants were looked at as aliens by the Africans.
Spanish men had long hair and look and spoke so much differently than the Africans had ever seen to that point, leading them to see to believe Spanish knew magic. Africans who were confused of their fate revolted with thoughts of being eaten. This is what Equation witnessed during youth, his horrid experience continued as a slave. From being shipped to family to family after feeling apart and attached to people. He always got separated from those he felt for. Causing him to not want to live and rather die, despite later getting educated and able to buy his freedom with earning from sugar cane.
At the end of his document though he questions the religious values and views of the slave owners. Sighting how people could they feel like god fairing people but the owned and treated people as properties and items. Each document presented how each of the position of the slave trade affected people. The mother land of the slaves were becoming depleted, the companies and merchants who was taking the slaves were becoming rich and learning different Ways of containment and travel in mass loads, and lastly the slave who were getting acclimated to a total life change.