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To: NoLibZone
He is correct. There were indeed Indentured Servants from Africa in Virginia.

These were folks who could buy off their freedom by working a certain number of years.

A slave could not do that. There is a difference and the guv'nor is correct.

48 posted on 02/10/2019 7:26:15 PM PST by Dave W
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To: Dave W

You’re right; the Gov is technically correct. Indentured servitude was the predominate source of imported labor in early Virginia. As I understand it, it worked but not all that well (indentured laborers could simple walk off a bit too easily and then the planter was faced with the problem of importing more and seeing to their “seasoning”.

Importation of black slaves really took off with the growth of rice farming (mainly in the Carolina coastal region and mainly by British and French) which required a large workforce to build and maintain the irrigation involved. This vastly increased with the spread to the south of cotton growing.


54 posted on 02/10/2019 7:35:54 PM PST by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: Dave W

Awesome.

You may want to contact his office to help him and the DNC.


76 posted on 02/10/2019 8:25:50 PM PST by NoLibZone (Trump's exposed the life long, professional ruling class that can't be removed without violence.)
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To: Dave W; All
Whether Northam is "technically correct" or not, this fact is indisputable:

From a political standpoint, he is DUMBER than your proverbial "Box of Rocks". He is the walking-talking-breathing example of an individual that Bugs Bunny once described thusly:


151 posted on 02/11/2019 11:40:37 AM PST by Simon Foxx
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