History of slavery in the United States Essay | Essay

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A Brief History of Slavery in America

Summary: A history on slavery in America and the poor treatment of African slaves by their white owners. Plus, the history of Harriet Wilson, the first African-American to publish a novel in the United States.
More slaves came to America from Africa than anywhere else. The first slaves were in New York; the Africans came to the new world in 1530. Most African slaves did not know when or if freedom would come. The Africans lived a very harsh life; the white men did not care about the Africans slaves; only their labor. The African Americans were skilled workers. Many African Americans tried to change their religion to Christian, because the white men were not supposed to enslave Christians, but they did not care. Some African Americans became half free, which meant they could own their own land, but the children could not become half free.

What the whites did not see was how smart and brave some African Americans were. Like Harriet Wilson she was the first African American to publish a novel in the United States, or Mariah Stewart- she was born...

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