Why Slavery Started in the Americas

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Europeans needed Men and women to work the land. Even though the white servants paid their way from Europe through contracted labor that did not solve the problem. During the early seventeenth century, the Dutch ship had loaded African slaves unto their ship and shipped them off to the New World. Slaves were most useful for large farms where cash crops, such as tobacco, would have been grown most. Slavery became unprofitable up North at the end of the American Revolution and started to slowly dye out.
Slavery was a moment in history that made the African American culture strong as a race. If you wanted freedom, you have to fight for it. Mentally, Physically and Spiritually. It was given to no one freely. A slave is: a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant. (Dictionary 2013)
Solomon Northup was really a man who captured the true essences for fighting for his freedom. After being free for thirty years and having someone take his freedom was not going to cut it. After years of bondage, he came into contact with an outspoken abolitionist from Canada, who sent letters…

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