Slavery Displaced Servitude in Early America:

This five-page-paper presents a discussion about indentured servitude during early times in America and the displacement of that system when slavery was expanded from British America. Bibliography lists fours sources.

Colonization, Servitude, and Slavery: Differences in French and Spanish Approaches

An eight page comparison of English and Spanish colonization of the Americas. Identifies the geographic range of each and the differences between the two countries in regard to issues like dealing with Native Americans, indentured servitude and slavery. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Slavery In Colonial America

A 6 page paper on slavery in Colonial America in which the writer discusses such concepts as slave societies, slaves as an economic necessity, etc.; Sections also focus on the hardships endured by slaves including physical abuse, mental torture, and more. Social and political issues as they existed are examined in great detail and the paper concludes with words on how early U.S. political ideology began to attack slavery and plant the seeds for eventual conflict between the North and South. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The 13th Amendment :

A 6 page paper. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. This essay discusses the meaning of the amendment, provides some background and also discusses some cases where the 13th Amendment has been invoked. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Africans In America, America's Journey Through Slavery

The United States has never recovered from the dynamics of slavery. This 5 page paper provides an explication and review of the book, Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery by Charles Johnson and Patricia Smith. No additional sources are listed.

Colonial Cognizance of Native American Distinction

A 4 page overview of the fact that despite the tendency of early historians to skim over details on group distinction among Native Americans, early colonists were very aware of those distinctions. The author reviews Daniel Richter’s “Facing East from Indian Country : A Native History of Early America” and Karen Kupperman’s “Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America” to support this contention. No additional sources are listed.

Writings on Slavery

This 5 page paper reviews writings by slaves and those present in America at the height of slavery, some of which had been provided by a student. Reasons for slavery in the south are explored and modern day slavery is touched on. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Tocqueville/His Views of Blacks

A 6 page essay that offer analysis and discussion of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In the chapter entitled, "The Present and Probable Future Condition of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States," Tocqueville describes the relations between the three, "naturally distinct" races that inhabited the US at this time (Tocqueville). These were European-descended Americans, Native Americans and African Americans, the majority of whom were held in slavery. At this time in the early nineteenth century, Tocqueville accurately perceived the racial problems that would haunt the country. Tocqueville saw no satisfactory solution to the questions of slavery, abolition and racial coexistence. Examination of Tocqueville's predictions regarding slavery shows them to be quite accurate in many ways. No additional sources cited.

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.

Morgan/critical analysis of 'Am. Slavery, Am. Freedom'

A 5 page essay that summarizes and analyzes Edmund S. Morgan's book 'American Slavery, American Freedom.' Morgan argues that the simultaneous development of slavery and freedom represents the central paradox of early American history. This text goes far in explaining the paradox. No additional sources cited.

Chronicling American Slavery

6 pages in length. The writer briefly touches upon the beginnings of slavery, slavery in America, Reconstruction, Civil Rights and Jim Crow. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the American Colonies

This 5 page paper examines issues related to slavery in colonial America. Economic and social effects of slavery are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

American Slavery/American Freedom - An Analysis

A 6 page analysis of Edmund S. Morgan's book American Slavery/American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. In this book Morgan examines the economic and demographic development of early Virginia. The fact that a love for liberty and equality in the American colonies developed simultaneously with a reliance on the institution of slavery is the central dichotomy in the study of early American history. Morgan examines this relation and postulates that the experience of Virginia is indicative and applicable to the rest of the colonies regarding the issue of slavery. No additional sources cited.

Reparations for Slavery

A 3 page essay that argues against the social movement that demands reparations for slavery. The reparations for slavery movement proposes that the United States federal government should, first of all, apologize to the descendents of slaves for the fact that the despicable institution of slavery was legally sanctioned in both colonial and early American history. Secondly, this movement proposes that financial reparations should be made to the descendents of slaves. While, on the surface, this argument has merit, as this aspect of American history is recognized as reprehensible, a thoughtful examination of the issues involved shows that making reparations for slavery is simply not feasible, either from a social justice or fiscal perspective. No bibliography is offered.

Renaissance Slavery

A 3 page overview of Renaissance slavery, slavery occurring between the fourteenth and seventeenth century AD in Europe. The author emphasizes the similarities and differences between Renaissance slavery and American slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.