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Slavery and the Making of AmericaDramatic re-enactment of slaves being transported on a boat
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The Chain Tightens
An alleged slave revolt in New York City leads to violent outbreaks. Nine whites are killed and eighteen slaves are executed.

New York declares it illegal for blacks, Indians, and slaves to murder other blacks, Indians, and slaves.

New York forbids freed blacks, Indians, and mulatto slaves from owning real estate and holding property.

In Charleston, South Carolina, slaves are forbidden from hiring themselves out.

Rhode Island legalizes slavery.

Maryland declares all slaves entering the province and their descendants to be slaves for life.

New York enacts a fugitive slave law.

Virginia outlaws manumission.

French Louisiana prohibits slaves from marrying without the permission of their owners.

The number of male and female slaves imported to the North American British colonies balances out for the first time.

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