How did slavery begin in America?

In honor of black history month, I am doing a 3-part video series on slavery in America. I am not a historian. However, I can read what other historians and academics have detailed in their findings and present them to you in a witty and (hopefully) remarkable way.

In this episode…

Why were black people made slaves in America? How did it all begin? In the first part of this video series, Jim Stroud explores the legal precedent that set the stage for the enslavement of Africans in America. Tune in for a very controversial video.

Sources related to my video:
  • Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton, Hard Road to Freedom: The Story of African America, Rutgers University Press, 2002. [p. 29]
  • Breen, Timothy and Stephen Innes. “Myne Own Ground” Race and Freedom on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1979/reprint 2004, 25th anniversary edition: Oxford University Press [pg 8]
  • Additional resources are cited here.