Indians were enslaved in
Virginia by settlers and traders from shortly after the founding of Jamestown until the end of
the eighteenth century, peaking late in the seventeenth century and providing a
workforce for English plantations and households. By this time the Atlantic slave trade was at
its peak, flooding Virginia with cheaper African labor. African slavery took nearly a century to develop,
however, and in the meantime those white Virginians who re. . .
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