Gustavas Vassa was an African man was shipped to the Americas in shackles from Africa only to experience a more brutal form of slavery when he arrived. Gustavas Vassa did the best he could as a slave but often wished he would die, or be put to death rather than live in the condition in which he found himself. With the dream of being free, he believed it was never going to happen. At times he wished he could return to Africa, and be near his family, and the treatment of slaves wasn’t so brutal. He was fascinated by the way his captors did things and paid very close attention to their ways even though he disliked them.
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They were very naive to what the Europeans were about and were not expecting what they did to them. The Europeans took complete advantage of the peaceful and calm nature of the natives. The Europeans took complete advantage and gained land, crops, slaves and animals, and left the natives completely bare. The only negative outcome for the Europeans that was bad was they were exposed to Syphilis.
The Columbian Exchange was a great resource; it allowed trades of good both to and from the Americas. The only problem is that along with the great resources it brought illnesses that eventually killed a lot of the natives, and Americans also. The Columbian exchange was good in many aspects, but many natives and Africans were used to being treated poorly but were treated way worse than in their own country, and the natives And African were tortured and treated very poorly.
Although the Columbian exchange connected Eurasia, the Americas and Africa, their goods and services were a part of one of the largest trades in history. Europeans profits were in great abundance at the expense of the exploitation of African slaves and natives. The amount of tobacco and cotton, and other staples such as potatoes from Ireland, and tomatoes from Italy, that seemed to be the center of trade brought great pains to slaves as well as the settlers. No one ever imagined all the good of the exchange would bring such horrible diseases and death to so many at the cost of profits. In my opinion, they had no regard for human life, at any expense or profit.