Why Is Slavery Important In American History?

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For one thing, Slavery has been happening for hundreds of years. The first recorded slaves taken from Africa were taken on a Dutch ship, in 1619. Some people say that this was early planting of the seeds in the American slave trade. Who exactly were the slaves, though? Little is known about the first slaves, mainly because back then there were not photography or videotapes hundreds of years ago. All we really know is that there were about twenty un-cared for young, strong men and women of African slavery. They were put into small ships to be taken to other countries to be traded with, and those we made it alive continued to work for those who forced them to. Those who became slaves were young, and strong people and destroyed many families and
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