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Apr 12, 2017

Answer:

The first slave were brought in 1619 by Dutch merchants.

Explanation:

You can refer to the chapter "Draw the color line" in Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinncolorline.html

It was part of the triangular trade system created by Europeans.

Apr 13, 2017

Answer:

Slavery predates the written word.

Explanation:

Slavery was referred to in the Book of Genesis and is not a recent feature. It did not begin with the American colonies, nor did it end with the American Civil War.