The Colonial and Revolutionary War Negro
Crispus Attucus is first person killed in the Revolutionary War effort
Africans first come to the
The Process of the
Legalization of Slavery in the
Coming of Africans to
1640 African enslavement is commonplace
1662 African enslavement in
1667-1706 Principle that the conversion of an African to Christianity did not allow the African
freedom, was established.
· Slavery is recognized and legalized because of the growing demand for labor to push forward the economic growth of the British colonies
· Colonies needed to be peopled to generate development. British encourage migration of British citizens to colonies
British accept the
prevailing form of labor exploitation as it colonizes the eastern coast of
Why was Slavery centered on the Africans?
1. Mark of high visibility
2. Africans were used to hot, tropical climate
3. African women were familiar with agricultural work
geographical proximity of
The plantation system became a self-sufficing unit.
Quarles p. 49 emphases this point.
Note: Are the Africans still Africans or something else? What is their legal identity? Who are
they? How should the Africans and African descendants be identified. Are they African? American? Slaves? Begins the
Disconnection from territorial connection
Concern about the growing population of African descendants is expressed and the colonies took steps to limit international slave trading. With the population of African slaves, breeding was now possible.
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