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Slavery, Historical

The Middle Passage refers to one leg of a triangular trade route between Europe, Africa, and North America from the beginning of the 16th century to the beginning of the 19th. Specifically, the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2017, 2:50 pm (UTC)

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Slavery, Historical

The issue of slavey was a major cause for debate at the Constitutional Convention. The convention was held because the previous attempt to organize American government, the Articles of...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2020, 2:00 am (UTC)

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Slavery, Historical

After slavery became a significant part of Colonial American culture and economy, the southern states -- which had longer growing seasons and could support themselves on summer crops like cotton --...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012, 5:37 am (UTC)

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Slavery, Historical

By the time the first English settlers established Jamestown in what would become the Commonwealth of Virginia, slavery was already well-established as a mechanism of providing cheap labor [See the...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2013, 3:32 pm (UTC)

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The Triangular Trade system was a pattern of trade set up between Europe, Africa's 'gold coast,' and the 'West Indies' (the New World). If you draw lines connecting these three locations, the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2012, 3:02 pm (UTC)

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These two works represent an important, but now largely settled, debate in the historiography of slavery. They have almost no common themes, except that they are both interested in how slavery...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2012, 7:21 pm (UTC)

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Slavery, Historical

In the midst of the horror intrinsic to slavery, it is natural to forget that there were significant examples of resistance to it. In the action of resistance to slavery, Nat Turner becomes a...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012, 12:19 am (UTC)

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Slavery, Historical

During most of human history, slavery of some sort has been an accepted part of society. Only after the Age of Exploration and the slow development of the North American British Colonies as a place...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012, 8:25 pm (UTC)

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When slavery became a common thing among the Colonies, and then in the established United States, many landowners had slaves imported in quantities that overwhelmed the number of white citizens. It...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012, 3:32 am (UTC)

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