Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies Questions and Answers
Which of the original 13 Colonies abolished slavery first? Which two Northern States retained slavery until the early 1800's?
Explain how race-based slavery developed during the seventeenth century. How did this impact the social and economic development of colonial America?
Why did the Europeans treat the Africans differently from the way they treated the Native Americans from 1492 to 1808?
How did white women’s participation in the abolitionist movement push them to a new understanding of their own rights and oppression?
Why did African slavery immediately become the dominant labor system in South Carolina, while it was slow to dominate in the other Southern colonies?
State the arguments for and against slavery in the American colonies in strictly economic terms. This question, of course, ignores the moral debate over slavery.
Discuss how slavery denied people their basic human rights and ways abolitionists fought against slavery.
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