Black Slaves, Christian Servants: Race and Legal Identity in Northampton and Middlesex Counties, Virginia, 1632-1705
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This paper analyzes how the language used in 17th-century laws and court cases refers to enslaved Africans and other servants, and it explores what this language reveals about regional differences in how Virginia colonists conceptualized ethnicity and labor in their society.
Courtney, Timothy A., "Black Slaves, Christian Servants: Race and Legal Identity in Northampton and Middlesex Counties, Virginia, 1632-1705" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 191.
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