African Slavery African slaves are the most well known of all slaves due to the sheer volumes of them. These men, women, and children lived horrible lives with very little to look forward to. They were treated like animals and expected to be able to work around the clock. They also were beaten and often didn’t have adequate food, shelter, or clothing. These African slaves were sold and traded all over the world very rapidly. They were deemed to be lower forms of life due to their heritage and their color. Many of the stronger men and women from Africa were used to breed healthy children in order to keep up a supply of them for service. It was also discovered that the African slaved didn’t seem to be as susceptible to disease. For the white people, having people of color to care for them and to take care of their business wasn’t demeaning. They were giving these people a place to live even if they were working all the time. They were put to work on farms and in the cotton fields. Business owners made much more money because they didn’t have to pay for wages. Since Africa has always been a very poor economic country the government has too eager to allow them to be taken and sold for a fee. They were making money from it and at the same time the issue of overpopulation around African was becoming less of a problem. They also sold those that had been in trouble with the law and even those that were mentally unable to care for themselves. They wanted to clear such individuals out of their country. In order to prevent them from being able to run away and to return home they were immediately shipped out on crowded boats. Even those that wanted to had no place they could go. This is how the African American’s made it to the United States and even to other countries around the world. Yet they weren’t allowed to have their freedom for decades after the slave trade began. Many people with heritage from Africa still hold a grudge towards their government for allowing them to be taken.