4 - Great Depression. Though they did not occur exactly at...

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5.In Colonial Virginia, did racism precede slavery or did slavery precede racism or did both develop simultaneously mutually reinforcing each other? Provide specific historical information to support the answer. Though racism existed as a historical belief, racism and slavery both developed simultaneously in Colonial Virginia and they mutually reinforced each other. This can be exemplified by the incidents of slavery having begun as a result of the historical belief that skin color, gender and ethnicities played an important role in case of deciding human superiority. Moreover an imaginary national border was constructed among dark skinned people and white people. All of this led to causing racism which simultaneously resulted in slavery. The slavery system further intensified the problems related to colonies. All of this led to chaos and lack of organization in the country leading to the
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Unformatted text preview: Great Depression. Though they did not occur exactly at the same time they were caused one after the other and so can be said to have existed simultaneously or having overlapped each other. In the USA, slavery was widely practiced from 1860 onwards. It was practiced in a full-fledged manner where in slaves were openly traded in the market. This started as the Africans were brought to America and were sold as slaves. In case of the Africans having come into America in the form of slaves, there was a lot of mistreatment and inhumanity that took place and this was racism. The union and the confederacy prepared for the war by forming unison or groups and gathering political strength in order to gain an advantage over their adversary. They formed into slavery oriented and anti slavery groups proving that racism and slavery existed simultaneously....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course HISTORY 45870 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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