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9. AFRICANS AND ATLANTIC CREOLES,
ENSLAVED AND FREE (cont'd)

More People of Color Enter New York

 

Slave for sale

The shortage of laborers in a rapidly developing economy encouraged the acceptance and proliferation of race-based slavery. During the colonial period, most of the enslaved people in New York came from West Africa or the West Indies. In colonial America in general, nearly half of the Africans taken to the Western Hemisphere came from the coasts of present-day Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

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