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Lecture+6.Race+and+the+Founding - American Race Relations...

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Unformatted text preview: American Race Relations Lecture 6. Race and the Founding Pendulum Swings in Racial Relations equality between white and black indentured servants growing distinctions in mid-17 th century and increase in black slavery greater racial inclusion during Revolutionary War and Articles of Confederation period swing back towards racial exclusion after ratification of Constitution Indentured Servants vast majority of people coming to the colonies many came unwillingly serve for a period of time for a master afterwards, receive food, money, gun, land whites and black indentured servants initially treated the same Emerging Differences in Civil Status of Blacks and Whites in Virginia 1630: punishment of interracial sexual relations 1640s guns not provided to blacks higher penalties for blacks who attempt to run away than whites 1661: legalization of black slavery (perpetual servitude) Why Differences Emerge? Whites prior history of master- servant relations in England servants vastly outnumber masters divisions between masters and servants could be exploited by...
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