|| A Dutch ship brings first
Africans to Jamestown to work on tobacco plantations.
||Virginia enacts the first law excluding
"Negroes" from normal protections provided by the
|| A Virginia court rule that a
child born to a slave mother was also a slave.
||Enslaved blacks and Indians are no
longer affected by Christian baptisms, and therefore are unable to
improve their legal status by changing religion.
||A law is past distinguishing the
difference between servant and slave.
||The Virginia General Assembly declares
those servants who were not Christians in their native land slaves,
and that slaves were property.
||61% of British North American Slaves
work in tobacco fields in Virginia and Maryland.
||Lord Dunmore proclaims that slaves who
escape patriot masters and join the loyalists will be granted
||By this time, slavery is entrenched in
the original 6 slave states: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North
Carolina, Sough Carolina, and Georgia.
||Nat Turner's Rebellion is put down in
||Harpers, Ferry, (W) Virginia: Militant
abolitionist John Brown raids the Federal Arsenal in attempt to arm
slaves in a revolt. Revolt ends in bloodshed and defeat.