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Slavery was without doubt introduced into the colonial North America through the use of indentured servants long before African Slaves were associated with the word slavery What leads to the cohesion of the degraded status of slavery and African Slaves is what would be discussed in this essay I argue that two main reasons shaped the outcome of African American Slaves in The United States one of these reasons being the discrimination given to any pagan and dark- skin servant by English settlers and an event which took place in the 1670s Bacons RebellionIn New England and Virginia English colonists treatment of dark-skin non-Christian Indians article 2 pg53 suggests that discrimination and inferiority haunted any Indians whether friend or foe Why would the alike pagan and strange African Slave receive a more humane treatment that their Indian counterparts They never did When presented the argument that white slaves were treated just as badly as African slaves in the early colonization years then evidence from Deglers article counters such statement This proof suggests that European slaves and African Slave were being differentiated as a Virginia law of 1640 stated that all masters should try to furnish arms to themselves and all those of their families which shall be capable of arms-which would include servants- Excepting Negroes Article 2 pg57 Another article written by Deglar provides us with more proof that African Slaves were discriminated as early as 1639 an act in Maryland was passed listing all the rights of Christians living in the region except for slaves Article 2 pg56 These slaves could have only been Indians or African Slaves since they were they only inhabitants that were non-Christians Unlike protestants Catholics had a law which viewed slavery as a mere accident of which anyone could be the victim article 2 pg50 This view of slavery allowed for the African Slave to redeem a place in society which equaled that of a white citizen after his
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