US6 - ORIGINS OF SLAVERY As old as civilization itself...

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ORIGINS OF SLAVERY As old as civilization itself Primarily involved prisoners of war in ancient times No particular bias towards race or ethnicity Arabs began African slave trade around 700 AD Obtained slaves (generally pows) from tribes south of Sahara Desert Small business Probably only involved about 1000-5000 individuals per year
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AFRICAN SLAVERY IN THE NEW WORLD Transatlantic trade in African slaves started by the Portuguese Provided slaves for Spanish and Portuguese plantations and mines in the New World Trade later taken over by the Dutch Brought first slaves to British colonies 20 African slaves brought to Jamestown in 1619
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SLAVERY AND INDENTURED SERVITUDE Number of slaves in Virginia remained small until around 1670 Reason Cheaper to use indentured servants Because of huge surplus of unemployed young people in England willing to do anything to get fresh start in the colonies Indentured servant girl
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SLAVERY TAKES OFF Population in England began to level off after 1670 Reduced number of young people desperate enough to become indentured servants Created labor shortage in Virginia Tobacco planters turned to slaves to make up the difference
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BRITISH SLAVERS Growth of slavery also influenced by growing involvement of British merchants in slave trade Parliament passed law in 1660 prohibiting the American colonists from buying slaves from anyone but British merchants Growing labor shortage and growing British involvement in slave trade therefore sparked increase in the number and use of slaves in southern colonies after 1670
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