Outline 1 ASAF - A Review of American Slavery American...

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By Esaias Tong I. Introduction This book review examines the evidence when Morgan attempts to ‘marry slavery and freedom’(p.6) by examining slavery in colonial Virginia through social and political aspects; he succeeds in proving his point through concrete evidence. II. Analysis A. Thesis Morgan’s main purpose of the book was to analyze the history of slavery of Virginia as it was ‘the largest in slaveholder’ (p.5) and it produced leaders of the American Revolution whose dedication to freedom was seemingly contradicted by their ownership of large amount of black slaves. B. Evidence The author shows that in spite of the good intentions of the founders of the Virginia colony, its economic life lastly became focused on tobacco production, a crop that requires intense labor and considerable land. The tobacco needed for American freedom were produced by slave labor. As Morgan put it, ‘The Americans bought their independence with slave labor’.(p.5)
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