Question by : Why were the Spaniards very racist against Black Africans in the movie “Amistad”?
It is very ironic that a slave ship would be named Amistad(Friendship).And the Spaniards were so cruel to the poor Africans who didn’t do anything wrong to be treated worse than dogs.
@Island Fever: I always thought the first Europeans to bring African slaves to the Americas were the Portuguese,I was not aware it was the Spaniards.
Answer by Island Fever
Let me guess….you’re telling me that you didn’t know that the Spanish brought the first slaves to the New World? Who do you think started the slave trade?
1502: Juan de Córdoba of Seville becomes the first merchant we can identify to send an African slave to the New World. Córdoba, like other merchants, is permitted by the Spanish authorities to send only one slave. Others send two or three.
22 January 1510: the start of the systematic transportation of African slaves to the New World: King Ferdinand of Spain authorises a shipment of 50 African slaves to be sent to Santo Domingo.
I thought that you were deliberately trying to be cute and play dumb. Sorry!
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