Was race identified with slavery before the era of European

 

Was race identified with slavery before the era of European exploration? Why or why not? How did slavery’s association with race change the institution’s character?

  • One possible method to break this question into its multiple subquestions for paragraph responses. 
    • A short paragraph introduction of pre-European exploration slavery, how this institution functioned. This leads to your analysis of the role of race within the institution of slavery. 
    • A short discussion of how race changed the institution’s character.
  • Connection to present: How does the discussion/role of race play out in society today?

 

Key passages:

  • 1.3 West Africa and the Role of Slavery, pages 26 – 29

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