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  •  Very VERY early on, some were (5+ / 0-)

    There wasn't a hard-and-fast distinction until abut the second generation (just about how long it took the Owners to catch on that the Underclass might unite and overthrow them if they didn't foment division and ill-will).

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 12:17:42 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, isn't it generally accepted that (1+ / 0-)
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      things like Bacon's Rebellion played a large role in the end of indentured servitude in the colonies, and race-based slavery becoming the norm?

      •  Bacon's Rebellion played a big part (1+ / 0-)
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        But many of the state laws had already enshrined into law different punishments based on race years before that ever happened. It happened quite organically.

        Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

        by moviemeister76 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 11:36:41 PM PDT

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