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Slavery and Violence

  • By: Alexander W. Pisciotta
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Economics and the search for profits was the driving force behind the African slave trade. But violence was the cornerstone of forced human bondage. Cold, cruel, and calculated acts of violence were used to psychologically intimidate African slaves, as individuals and ...

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