Creating Meaning during the Time of Slavery


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Creating Meaning during the Time of Slavery
During the time of slavery in the Caribbean, the social construct of society utilized industrialized force to manage warriors and workers of a faraway land, unused to the situation in which they were forced to become subservient. As a result, the ways in which people of African descent related to that society, and to each other, changed significantly. Because of the fact that black communities were decimated through the slave trade, an endemic way of thinking developed about the concept of being black. Society created this negative construct as a way of justifying the truly horrible acts those with power were instituting against black people and the communities of Africa torn apart to meet the...
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