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How were so many Africans enslaved? Source 2
Extract describing how enslavement is used as a punishment. Taken from Thomas Clarkson, An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, London, 1788.
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Your task in this case study is to investigate the main methods by which Africans were enslaved. All the sources have been chosen to help your investigation. Once you have read this source, try to record some of your thoughts on the worksheet.
Things to consider...
What does Clarkson say is the main difference in the judicial system pre- and post-slavery?
What new measures have been introduced by the African rulers?
What reasons does Clarkson give for the changes?
Do you think that this technique would be a successful way of capturing people? Why? Are there any disadvantages?
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