Slavery In New York Colony
Examines the legal treatment of blacks under Dutch and English rule, origins, socioeconomic and religious rationale, rights and privileges and the due process.
# 14094 | 1,800 words | 9 sources | 1999 |
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in African-American Studies (Pre-Civil War) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , History (U.S. Colonization of North America) , African-American Studies (Slavery)
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From the Paper:"The purpose of this research will be to examine the legal process and legislative action toward African Americans in respect of slavery by the Dutch and then the English during the colonial period in New York. The plan of the research will be to set forth the social and economic context in which the institution of slavery emerged in the New York colony and then to discuss similarities and differences in the manner in which English governmental control of New York differed from English control and implications for the post-colonial situation of slaves in the colony.
In the background of the differences in slavery policy of Dutch and English colonial rule of New York was the fact that the structure of governance passing from the former to the latter was a fractious issue for the first six decades of the seventeenth ..."
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