Colonial Slavery Patterns

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The Course, Patterns, and Reasons for the Development of Slavery in Colonial America Slavery is considered as the most brutal and harshest institution in the history of America. Especially, slavery existed in America from early 17th century until mid-19th century, after Congress had passed the 13th Amendment. During this dispensation, there were more than 4 million African American slaves living in America. The first people to enslaved in colonial America were native Americans. For thousands of years, aboriginal societies had engaged in various forms of slavery; at the time, the practice was, however, a temporary condition utilized as sign of status and not for money making (Franklin and Moss, Jr. 12). Most slaves were women and children
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