Slavery in America

941 Words Jan 30th, 2018 4 Pages
Slavery first took place in North America, 1619 at a British colony of Jamestown Virginia” (Boles, John). This caused slavery to spread throughout the American colonies. Slavery had a huge impact on America and still does till this day. Slavery was nothing new when it came to America. It’s been going on since before the 1400’s.”Slavery had existed in Europe from classical times and did not disappear with the collapse of the Roman Empire” (Porter, Patrick P). In 1619, slavery was introduced to North America. This is where African slaves’ population sprouted. So slavery wasn’t a new thing it was just starting to be recognized. Was the first slave owner a black man? “According to colonial records, the first slave owner in America was a black man. Anthony Johnson, a black man was said to be the first slave owner” (Larry Koger). Now, how is it that a black man was able to become a slave owner? You would think with him being a black man it would be illegal or some kind of law to prevent Africans from being slave owner. But no, by then Anthony Johnson became a free man. “He was just a Negro from modern-day Angola. He was captured and sold to a tobacco farm, they weren’t called slaves then they were called “indentured servants” (Jack Henderson Russell). If Anthony Johnson was captured and sold as an indentured servant (slave), then wouldn’t that make the tobacco farmer the first slave owner? Considering…
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