The History of Slavery, Part 4: African Slavery in the New World, 1500-1865

The History of Slavery, Part 4: African Slavery in the New World, 1500-1865

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Slavery predates European entry into the Atlantic world in the Age of Exploration, but the system that developed during the 16th and 17th centuries was an arguably more inhumane and racially tinged institution than anything that had previously existed before. The first English colonists in the Americas believed they could become wealthy through mutual trade with Native Americans. This system failed and was replaced by chattel enslavement of Africans to work on cash-crop plantations. American ... See More

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