The United States Of America

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Zachary Brown
[United States History I]
[Stephanie Litz]
[22 June 2016]
SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION Slavery in the United States of America has a long history. The legal institution of human chattel slavery in the country has long been part of its society. In fact, its existence can be traced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries after the country gained independence from its colonial masters and prior to the end of the American Civil War (Sublette and Sublette 180). Apparently, the existence of slavery during this particular period is highly attributed to the fact that the same has been practiced in British North America, having been declared legal in all thirteen colonies thereof at the time of the Declaration of Independence. Slavery in the United States of America is commonly associated with African Americans. It is worth noting, however, that slavery in the country has not always been limited to the African Americans. Rather, slavery as an institution first began amongst the Native Americans (the Indians) who resided in the country prior to its colonization (Sublette and Sublette 180). During the American Revolution, slavery was formally institutionalized. At this point, the slaves have been institutionalized as a racial caste that was highly with the African ancestry. It is also in this regard that colored people are considered second-class citizens in the country (Sublette and Sublette 180).…

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