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A Conscious Decision: Justifying Racism in Seventeenth Century Virginia - the bippity boppity beautiful blog
During the early 1600s, whites and free blacks coexisted somewhat peacefully on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Liberty and freedom for white and free black colonists in this era were based on the ownership of property. A free black man’s economic status included his possession of land, livestock, and slaves and determined his interactions with … Continue reading A Conscious Decision: Justifying Racism in Seventeenth Century Virginia