Origins Of Slavery In the New World Essay by The Research Group

Origins Of Slavery In the New World
Examines economic, racial and cultural roots of the use of black slaves in 16th Century in colonial America.
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Slavery developed in the American context beginning in the seventeenth century, and the institution was continued with various justifications for more than two and one-half centuries. The slave trade in Western Europe developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Slavery had a long history by that time, and slavery in Africa was a well-established institution.

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"Slavery developed in the American context beginning in the seventeenth century, and the institution was continued with various justifications for more than two and one-half centuries. The slave trade in Western Europe developed in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Slavery had a long history by that time, and slavery in Africa was a well-established institution. African slavery had one difference for most of its history:
At least in some portions of Africa there was no racial basis of slavery. The Egyptians enslaved whatever peoples they captured. At times they were Semitic, at times Mediterranean, and at other times blacks from Nubia (Franklin and Moss 27).

Historians have offered differing perspectives on the reason why slave ..."

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