Slavery

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Locate the webpage “Acts of the Virginia Commonwealth on the PBS site Slavery and the Making of America: The Slave Experience. Use the following keywords in your search: acts of Virginia Commonwealth slave experience. Read the information on this page. Feel free also to locate and incorporate additional scholarly sources to respond to this case study.

Construct 3 pages (not including title page or references page) case study by responding to the following prompts:

1.Describe in what ways the practice of slavery was different between Africans and Europeans?

2.Explain how the length of service of slaves (servants being brought into the colony without indentures or covenants) change between 1642 and 1705?

3.How was the status of children born to slaves by white men determined?

4.Describe in what ways were slaves treated similarly to property (regarding the right of possession, damage to property, etc.)?

5.As the author of the Declaration of Independence, analyze Jefferson’s viewpoint of slavery and abolition of slavery.

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