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Timeline: Before 1700

Timeline Banner - Before 1700

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1619

 

1641

 

1661

 

1662

 

1676

 

1694

 

1696

SPANISH IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, IMPORT ENSLAVED AFRICANS 
 
AFRICANS ARRIVE AT JAMESTOWN
 
MASSACHUSETTS IS THE FIRST COLONY TO LEGALIZE SLAVERY 
 
SLAVE CODES BEGIN IN VIRGINIA 
 
VIRGINIA LAW MAKES A MOTHER'S ENSLAVED STATUS INHERITED BY HER CHILDREN
 
BACON'S REBELLION 
 
RICE CULTIVATION INTRODUCED TO CAROLINAS AND INCREASED DEMAND FOR IMPORTED ENSLAVED LABOR
 
ROYAL AFRICAN TRADE COMPANY LOSES MONOPOLY AND NEW ENGLAND COLONISTS ENTER SLAVE TRADE