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America is a racial country which consists of many different nation people In the period of 17th and 18th century Africans were the main colonials in American By the American Revolution 20 percent of the overall population in the thirteen colonies was of African descent The legalized practice of enslaving blacks occurred in every colony Americans Journey Through Slavery the first comprehensive television history of the international events leading to the growth of racial slavery in the United States Expected to draw more than 20 million viewers nationwide African In American The economic realities of the southern colonies however perpetuated the institution which was first legalized in Massachusetts in 1641 During the Revolutionary era more than half of all African-Americans lived in Virginia and Maryland Most of these blacks lived in the Chesapeake region where they made up more than 50 to 60 percent of the overall population The majority but not all of this African-Americans were slaves In fact the first official United States Census taken in 1790 showed that 8 percent of the black populace was free Black people both enslaved and free African American Whether free or slave blacks in the Chesapeake established familial relationships networks for disseminating information survival techniques and various forms of resistance to their condition Revolution 1750-1805 while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence American slavery is challenged form within as men and women fight to define what American will be When the War of Independence is won Black people both enslaved and free seize on the language of freedom even while the new nations Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way life African In AmericaThe majority of blacks living in the Chesapeake worked on tobacco plantations and large farms With the success of tobacco planting African slavery was legalized in Virginia and Maryland becoming the foundation of the Southern agrarian economy Since the cultivation of tobacco was extremely labor-intensive African slave labor was
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