Primary Sources of Colonial America: Slavery in Colonial America, 1st Edition

  • Alison Morretta
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502631431
  • ISBN-13: 9781502631435
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Slaves replaced indentured servants as a source of cheap labor in all of the colonies early in the seventeenth century. Slavery was first legalized in Massachusetts. However, economics soon made slavery unnecessary in the North while increasing demand for it in the South. Readers learn from those who lived it, how this increased demand led to the importation of African slaves into the colonies and the expansion of an institution that would threaten to tear a new nation apart.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Slave Societies vs. Societies With Slaves.
1: From Servitude to Slavery.
2: Regional Differences in Slavery.
3: Resistance and Rebellion.
4: Slavery in the New Republic.
Further Information.
About the Author.