The End Of Slavery In Massachusetts
This 5 page paper discuses the event that acted as a catalyst to end slavery in this state. As one writer commented, because the North was free during the Civil War era, people have forgotten that slavery was practiced in the North early in American history. It was common European practice to enslave those one conquered but for the most part, Indians conquered were sent to the West Indies and traded for other slaves, who were returned to America. This essay provides a background and then, focuses on the Quock Walker case, credited with ending slavery in Massachusetts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.