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date: 29 March 2020

Colonial Americalocked

Colonies that became the United States, and the experience of people of African descent in this society.


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Chesapeake region and Virginia: See Atlantic Creoles: The Charter Generations; Banneker; Richmond.

Economics and law of slavery in the colonies: See Slavery and Law in North America;Slavery in the United States.

New Amsterdam and New Netherland: See Atlantic Creoles: The Charter Generations.

New England and New York: See Literature, Black, in Eighteenth-Century Britain and the United States; New York, New York; New York Slave Conspiracy of 1741; New York Slave Rebellion of 1712; Salem; Wheatley;

New Orleans: See Atlantic Creoles: The Charter Generations;New Orleans, Louisiana.

South Carolina and Florida: See Agriculture, African, in the Americas: An Interpretation; Atlantic Creoles: The Charter Generations; Charleston, South Carolina; Food in African American Culture; Native Americans; Stono Rebellion.

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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