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1.) In the Seventh century the slave trade began and was practiced from the seventeenth and eighteenth century throughout the American colonies. It started with twenty Africans being brought to the English colony in Jamestown Virginia to work on plantations due to the lack of workers (pg 61) plantation owners saw slavery as answer because they where the cheaper option and the most abundant labor source than poor European indentured servants. Slaves mostly worked on the tobacco, rice and indigo plantations. The similarity between indentured servants and slaves is that they both worked for someone and did so under a legal contract for a long period of time, they both also worked the same type of jobs on plantations or textile industries. The difference between the two is that the indentured servants agreed to work for 4-7 years in exchange for transportation to the colonies, and many different types of people were indentured servants and the longest servitude was 7 years. When slaves were brought to America against their will and had no
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