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- Slave Trade
- Controls and Resistance
- Civil War
- The End of Slavery in Virginia
- Historic Reckoning
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When English settlers arrived in the seventeenth century in what became the colony of Virginia, there were 30 or so tribes of Native Americans led by Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas. Numerous colonists starved during the colony's early years. Kathryn Knight, author of Unveiled - The Twenty & Odd, about a group of captives from the Kingdom of Ndongo who were the first Africans in Virginia, says of the immigrants: "Basically all of those people were right off of the streets in England... [they] didn't know how to grow anything. They didn't know how to manage livestock. They didn't know anything about survival in Virginia... [Africans and Native Americans] saved them by being able to produce crops, by being able to manage the livestock. They kept them alive."Settlers and traders soon began enslaving Native Americans after founding Jamestown. Africans were brought by Dutch and English slave ships to the Virginia Colony. The plantation system developed over the seventeenth century and...
After the first Africans arrived at Jamestown in 1619, slavery and other forms of bondage were found in all the English colonies; some Native Americans were enslaved by the English, with a few slaveholders having both African and Native American slaves, who worked in their tobacco fields. Laws regarding enslavement of Native Americans vacillated between encouraging and discouraging slavery. The number of enslaved native people reached a peak at the end of the seventeenth century. The enslavem...
In late August 1619, twenty or more Africans were brought to Point Comfort on the James River in Virginia. They were sold first in exchange for food, and then sold in Jamestown to intended slaveholders.[b] The Africans came from the Kingdom of Ndongo, in what is now Angola. Angela, an enslaved woman from Ndonggo, was one of the first enslaved Africans to be officially recorded in the colony of Virginia in 1619. By 1620, there were 32 Africans and four Native Americans in the "Others not Chris...
Household and farm work was performed by indentured servants and enslaved people, including children.[c] Indentured servants, generally brought from England, worked without pay for a specific length of time. They exchanged their labor for the cost of their passage to the colony, room and board, and freedom dues, which were stipulated to be provided to the servant at the end of the indenture period, and could include land and supplies that would help them become established on their own.In the...
Transatlantic slave trade
The Atlantic slave trade started in the sixteenth century when Portuguese and Spanish ships transported enslaved people to South America, and then to the West Indies. Virginia became part of the Atlantic slave trade when the first Africans were brought to the colony in 1619.The slaves were sold for tobacco and hemp that was sent to Europe. The United States Congress enacted an Act Prohibiting Importation of Slavesthat was effective as of 1808. This increased the domestic slave trade business.
Domestic slave trade and breeding
Virginia's domestic slave trade grew substantially in the early nineteenth century. It became the state's most lucrative industry, making more money exporting enslaved people than was made from tobacco. There were more than 300,000 more female slaves than males, because the women were used to breed. White men fornicated with enslaved women as they wished, but consequently they also obtained large, strong male slaves to breed good field workers, giving them an incentive to provide health care...
Richmond was a hub and the largest seller of enslaved people in Virginia. When enslaved people were sold, it meant that communities and families were likely dispersed to different places. It was common for people to be separated from their spouses and children, perhaps for the rest of their lives. People were taken from the plantation and put into jails or slave pens of slave traders. They could have been held there for weeks and they may have been subject to physical inspections. When they w...
Slaveholders had ongoing concerns that bondspeople might runaway or revolt against them. To manage that, there were a number of controls. One tactic was to prevent African Americans from learning how to read and write. They limited opportunities for groups of people to meetand prevented them from leaving the plantation. If someone ran away, physical punishment was meted against black people in a public forum. Severe beatings or whippings could be disfiguring. white people were charged with working the number of days that the enslaved person or people were away or have had other consequences due to laws. Other tactics were incentives, religion, the legal system, and intimidation. There were various forms of resistance, but the most effective means was having their own culture of religion, music, folklore, and music. Others included working at a slow pace, stealing food, or breaking the slaveholder's property. Even though the risks were well-known, some people still tried to escape wh...
During the nineteenth century, there were three major attempted slave revolts in Virginia: Gabriel's Rebellion in 1800, Nat Turner's slave rebellion in 1831, and John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, organized by a white man. After the Nat Turner's rebellion, thousands of Virginians sent the legislature over 40 petitions calling for an end to slavery, and Richmond's newspapers argued fiercely for abolition. What ensued was "the most public, focused, and sustained discussion of slavery and emancipation that ever occurred in...any. . .[S]outhern state,” according to historian Eva Sheppard Wolf. The petitions were not positive on the issue of free blacks; "The [latter] insurrection prompted the first and last concerted effort by a Slave State to abolish slavery within its borders. Charles Faulkner, from western Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson's grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, led the losing struggle. Their Bill would have freed all children born of slave parents after July 4, 1840. [...
There were many enslaved people who attained freedom prior to the American Civil War. Some were freed, or voluntarily emancipated by their slaveholder through manumission. Rare after 1800, some people were able to purchase their own freedom. As the abolition movementgrew in popularity, more people were freed. Many of the free blacks were highly skilled. Some were tailors, hair stylists, musicians, cooks, and artisans. Others were educators, writers, business people, planters, and cooks. Notably freed people include Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Absalom Jones, and Richard Allen. Thomas L. Jennings invented a dry-cleaning method for clothes. Henry Blairwas a scientist who patented a seed planter. Free blacks were older than average slaves. This was partly because slaveholders were likely to free blacks once they had disabilities or other health issues. If they were going to buy their freedom, enslaved people had to build up savings to make up the asking price. Children of white...
The Revolutionary war of 1776 and the Constitution of 1787, left open the issues of whether aristocrats or other groups of people should reign over others. Americans were proud to say that America was "the land of liberty, a beacon of freedom to the oppressed of other lands" in the early 1800s. However, the United States had become the largest slaveholding country in the world by around the 1850s. Yet, from 1789 to 1861, slaveholders made up 66% of the presidents, nearly 60% of Supreme Court justices, and 66% of the Speakers of the House of the Senate. There was growing tension between the southern plantation society based upon slave labor and "diversified, industrializing, free-labor capitalist society" in the north. Richmond, Virginia was the site of the Confederate capital. In June 1861, enslaved people traveled with their families to Union camps, including Fort Monroe, where they thought that they would be free. They ended up, however, working very hard in difficult, unsanitary...
The first concrete, successful step towards ending slavery in Virginia was President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, effective January 1, 1863. However, it only applied to those areas controlled by the Union Army; Charlottesville commemorated the arrival of Union troops on March 3, 1865, bringing with them freedom for everyone enslaved, with its new Liberation and Freedom Day holiday. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, effective December 18, 1865, made slavery illegal everywhere in the country.
Education about the history of slavery tends to blur the truth of horrors that enslaved people experienced, including sexual violence, being separated from family members, as well as the physical and psychological cruelty they experienced. Schoolbooks tend to skim the surface of slavery.Historians, civil rights advocates, and educators recommend changing the way that slavery is taught in schools because of the way misconception, soft-pedaling, and denial impacts the lives of Africans into the 21st century, including fewer opportunities, greater likelihood of African Americans to be put in prisons, and becoming victims of hate crimes. In 2007, the Virginia General Assemblyapproved a formal statement of "profound regret" and acknowledgement of the "egregious wrongs" committed against African Americans. Part of the statement is: The statement was made in May 2007 to coincide with the 400 year anniversary of the first Virginian settlers arriving at Jamestown. The place where the First A...Ball, Edward. "Retracing Slavery's Trail of Tears". Smithsonian Magazine.Kristalyn Marie Shefveland, Anglo-Native Virginia: Conversion, and Indian Slavery in the Old Dominion, 1646-1722.Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2016.Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2013.
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