"The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the...most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.....Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."
Thomas Jefferson, 1782
  • Welcome to the Gallery of Art - African American History


    This course is a study of the slave movement that began around 1600. This movement continued throughout that era and strong opinions of its' concept are still in many discussions today.

  • This lesson's discussion centers around the geographical, religion and slave trade of Africans into America.
  • This lesson explores the origins of American Slavery? In 1690, one out of every nine families in Boston owned a slave. In New York City, in 1703, two out of every five families owned a slave. From Newport, Rhode Island to Buenos Aires, black slaves could be found in virtually every New World area colonized by Europeans.
  • Few works of history have exerted as powerful an influence as a book published in 1944 called Capitalism and Slavery. Its author, Eric Wiliams, later the prime minister of Trinidad and Tabago, charged that black slavery was the engine that propelled Europe's rise to global economic dominance. He maintained that Europeans' conquest and settlement of the New World depended on the enslavement of millions of black slaves, who helped amass the capital that financed the industrial revolution. Europe's economic progress, he insisted, came at the expense of black slaves whose labor built the foundations of modern capitalism.

  • This lesson discussion is based on slavery laws and opinions of those who supported these laws.

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