Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Irving Levinson
Dr. Sonia Hernandez
Dr. Greg Gilson
The focal point of this study is to prove that it was the simultaneous presence of five factors during the 16th and 17th centuries that allowed African enslavement in Veracruz to expand. I built upon previous works and authors to support my claim that it was the decline in native population, economic profits, religious apathy on the subject, social acceptance and government support that pushed for the systems creation and expansion. By discussing each of these factors in a chapter of their own, I concluded that in an almost cause and effect manner these factors are responsible for the expansion African slavery. I was then able to connect these findings to broader terms regarding the situation of their descendants in present situations. My final argument states that in order to fully understand any social dynamic we must have an understanding of the history behind it.
University of Texas-Pan American
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