Americans, and then the African slaves bought and brought in from Africa) and even establishing slavery, became the fundamental reason for discrimination against one another. People were being treated because of their race, origin, and color, forgetting that these Europeans had also migrated here from a different region. Based on the diary of William Byrd II, who considered himself a kind master of his slaves, a comment says: "I had a severe quarrel with little Jenny and beat her too much for which I was sorry." [Rot13]. The African slaves were treated comparatively harsh than the indentured servants. In the article by Rothbard, the author states: "No white man, for example, was ever enslaved unto perpetuity - lifetime service for the slave and for his descendants - in any English colony”[Rot13]. The discrimination was mostly towards the African slaves. They were mostly used as field hands and were denied the right to bear arms. The slaves in Jamestown, Virginia were not allowed to leave the plantation without a pass from the master. In European traditions, only heathens, not Christians might be reduced to slavery, while conversion to Christianity in the
Americas would not guarantee the freedom of the enslaved person, which was a violation of the tradition.[Rot13]
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