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February 28 - February 28, 2007 250 slaves are sold on the...

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February 28, 2007 250 slaves are sold on the ships 500,000 slaves in the US by the time of the Revolution 3.9 million slaves by the Civil War “Black Belt” along the south Slavery is institutionalized in Virginia British don’t have any history of racial slavery in England; reaction of English towards color; 1619: people from a different culture, language. Take away their African names and give them a Christian Anglo name 1624: in Virginia 22 blacks are recorded; no last names; half of them do not even have first names (they are just called “negro”) 1639: Blacks are prohibited from serving in the militia and not allowed to have arms 1640: 3 run away servants; 2 whites and 1 black; they were caught and the 2 whites would be whipped and ordered to serve their master for another year, the black was whipped and ordered to serve his master for the rest of his life 1641: first selling of a black child in Virginia (indenture servitude: master owns your labor); also at this time the sexual contact of blacks and whites was made prohibited 1640’s and 1650’s: prices for black indentured servants are going up 1660’s: English settlers from Barbados (colony) arrive with their slaves
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