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When did American slavery begin?

Updated: 8/18/2023
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Slavery began in the 1600's and continued until the late 1800's. That's when the war against the Northern (free states) states and the Southern (free states) states began. The northern states were against slavery and allowed runway slaves to stay in the north. It was every slave's dream to be free. But if the slave was recognized the slave would be recaptured and taken back to the south. Eventually the Northern states won the war and all slaves were sent free.

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In 1619 a Dutch ship pulled into the port at Jamestown and purchased some tobacco. To pay for the tobacco, the ship's captain unloaded 20 Black Africans that he had probably taken from a Spanish slave ship bound for the Spanish West Indies. Slavery did not take hold in the American colonies immediately. It was not until after 1700 that slavery became the main labor force in the Southern colonies. The development of the cotton and tobacco crop as a major profit crop saw the increase of "that peculiar insitution" as the plantation system was developed to grow more and more cotton and tobacco.

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