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To: stylin19a
not in the beginning...they were indentured servants.

Thanks, I didn't know that. But it didn't last long.

From your linked article:
In 1641, Massachusetts became the first colony to legally recognize slavery. Other states, such as Virginia, followed. In 1662, Virginia decided all children born in the colony to a slave mother would be enslaved. Slavery was not only a life-long condition; now it could be passed, like skin color, from generation to generation.


14 posted on 11/10/2011 7:54:13 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: caveat emptor

you’re right and Buchanan knows this too... and he picks and chooses. We weren’t a country yet, so you’re first post is more right.


15 posted on 11/10/2011 8:57:27 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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