Slavery in America Essay by Master Researcher

Slavery in America
Examines the history and consequences of slavery in America.
# 85157 | 900 words | 4 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (U.S. Before 1865) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This paper is a brief review of the history of slavery in America. The paper examines the chronology of slavery in America from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century and also presents an examination of its long-term impact. The paper shows that the history of slavery is not only a history of America; it is also a history of missed opportunities.

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"There can be little doubt that the presence of indentured servants and chattel slaves greatly affected the development of British North America. This brief paper will examine the history of slavery and servitude in the New World, assess its impact, and determine how the history of British North America would be different if the institution of slavery had never existed. To begin with, the history of slavery in the New World is a long and ignominious one. In 1619, the first African-American slaves arrived in Jamestown. By the middle of the seventeenth century, tobacco-planting in Virginia and Maryland became institutionalized (Becker para.4). One estimate holds that, from the "early 16th to the mid-19th Centuries" the total number of Africans forcibly transplanted from their African home numbered between ten million and eleven million souls (Becker para.53-55)."

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