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20/08/1619 First enslaved Africans arrive to the New World

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Aug. 20, 1619 - First Enslaved Africans Arrive in New World

In 1619, Dutch traders brought African slaves taken from a Spanish ship to Jamestown. In North America, the Africans were also generally treated as indentured servants in the early colonial era. Several colonial colleges held enslaved people as workers and relied on them to operate.
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