Questions and Answers About Slavery and the Underground Railroad

January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p85
The article presents facts about slavery and the Underground Railroad in the U.S. The enslavement of African people who probably serviced the sugar plantations in the Atlantic Islands began in the 1440s. African slaves were captured in tribal wars and by Europeans. The growth of the agricultural economy can be attributed to the prevalence of slavery in the South.


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