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American History Was The Establishment Of Slavery

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One of the greatest violent and horrifying forms of American history was the establishment of slavery. In 1619 Slavery began in Jamestown, Virginia when the very fewest slaves were brought to America from Africa. African-Americans were known to be very healthy people and in good shape because of their hard work of surviving in Africa. Many Africans had to do work, walk miles everyday to just get water for their families. As the slaves entered America, they were dispersed throughout the colonies. The main source for money and cheap labor in America was the tobacco agriculture. Slaves were put to work in the tobacco fields. This was an unnatural state for the human soul to be in bondage and captivity ever since the beginning of civilization. Patrick Henry stated, “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” Through these centuries the slaves rose up and rebelled. The Middle Passage was known that several slaves were kidnapped from their family and tribes in Africa and Brazil. These natives were thrown onto a ship chained up to one another laying down and stacked up on each other and sold into slavery. In the early 17th century, European settlers in North America turned to African slaves as a cheaper, more plentiful labor source. A Dutch ship sent 20 Africans to the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, which then spread
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