In 1690, one out of every nine families in Boston owned a slave. In New York City, in 1703, two out of every five families owned a slave. From Newport, Rhode Island to Buenos Aires, black slaves could be found in virtually every New World area colonized by Europeans.Black slaves arrived in the New World at least as early as 1502. Over the next three centuries, slave traders brought at least fifteen million Africans to the New World (another twenty percent or more Africans died during the march to the West African coast and an...
Was colonial America a democratic society?
Were the colonists justified in resisting British policies after the French and Indian War (1754–1763)?
Were the origins of the American Revolution primarily economic or ideological?
Were the colonists’ responses to the Stamp Act (1765) justified?
How did the Stamp Act Congress pave the road for American independence?
Is violence a sound strategy to bring about significant political and social change? (Case studies to help examine this question...