Thursday, March 26, 2015


Slavery was prevalent in both northern and southern British North American colonies, and continued to influence all regions of the country until it was abolished. Read through Gottlieb Mittleberger and Olaudah Equiano's accounts and Samuel Sewall's "The Selling of Joseph."

We'll discuss the legal changes to slavery in the 17th century on Friday, and we'll discuss pro-slavery arguments on Tuesday, looking at the Dew, Hammond, Calhoun and Fitzhugh documents on Studyspace.

How did slavery change from the 17th century to the 19th century?

***Again, avoid writing an essay in the comments. One idea per comment please!

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