To: caveat emptor
posted on 11/10/2011 4:55:12 PM PST
(obama - "FREDO" smart)
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.
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