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Old 02-11-2019, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DSYoungEsq View Post
Just to make things really easy on him, the Governor yesterday referred on a news talk program to the first slaves brought to Virginia as "indentured servants".
To quote Wikipedia:
In 1619, the first documented Africans came to Jamestown—about 50 men, women, and children aboard a Portuguese slave ship that had been captured in the West Indies and brought to the Jamestown region. They most likely worked in the tobacco fields as indentured servants. The modern conception of slavery in the United States was formalized in 1640 (the John Punch hearing) and was fully entrenched in Virginia by 1660.
Bolding mine.

Last edited by Gyrate; 02-11-2019 at 10:24 AM. Reason: More clarity