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Page 1 of 2 Slavery 1) Treatment a) Needed written pass to leave plantation b) No more than four (4) slaves together at one time c) Militia man allowed to go into slave quarters and search at any time d) Harder and longer working hours 2) History a) 14 th Century—Portuguese: lifetime servants b) Africans were thought to be natives and the Portuguese thought they came from the “dark continent”; thought to enslave them and Christianize them in the process c) Royal African Company (1672): first British slave company d) 1400-1800’s: 11 million slaves from Africa transported to America e) People that initiated slavery did not view slaves as people; but rather as property f) African Slavery i) Not lifetime ii) Does not apply to offspring iii) European exportation devastated continent; kingdoms and tribes diminished 3) Unthinking Decision: slavery and racism combined 4) Color black associated with darkness 5) West African Tribes a) Rights that they didn’t have in America (ex.: could get legitimately married)
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