History of Africa
Slavery
Colonial America

How did slavery get started in the colonies?

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2009-12-14 15:35:26

The southern plantations needed workers and the only answer was

black slaves.

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In 1440 a Portugese slave ship bringing Africans to Mexico was

attacked by pirates in the Carribean. The pirates then took these

slaves to Jamestown Virginia and traded 20 of them for

provisions.


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