Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Which of the following statements most accurately characterizes slavery in the Chesapeake by the mid-eighteenth century?

  • Most slaves were born in North America.
  • Most slaves were imported to work on tobacco plantations.
  • By 1720, slaves represented a majority of the Chesapeake's population.
  • Slaves usually came directly from Africa and used their cultural solidarity to force their masters to treat them more humanely than they were treated in the West Indies.
ANSWER: Most slaves were born in North America.

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