Slavery in US

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Africans in Diaspora (North America) Slavery in US VA, MD, GA, SC, LA foundational colonies of slavery Plantation economies – tobacco rice, indigo, cotton – African salves useful for skills brought from Africa Origin of American enslavement Many males almost 70% Children almost 20% Legal importation ends 1808 Clandestine trade continues until civil war, mostly from Caribbean Virginia Beginnings as small scale settlement When tobacco introduced requires more intensive labor, increased need for labor First Africans 1619-20 to Jamestown, status: indentured servants In 1625 – 23 blacks in Virginia, by midcentury 300 blacks By 1698 monopoly in slave trade ended, slave trafficking open to all Slave trading and slavery increased 2 nd half of 17 th century – association between African ancestry and slavery 1660s flow of white indentured servants decline by end of 17 th century 6000 blacks by American revolution - 200,000
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