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Slavery and the Making of AmericaDramatic re-enactment of slaves being transported on a boat
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

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The Chain Tightens
1712
An alleged slave revolt in New York City leads to violent outbreaks. Nine whites are killed and eighteen slaves are executed.

1712
New York declares it illegal for blacks, Indians, and slaves to murder other blacks, Indians, and slaves.

1712
New York forbids freed blacks, Indians, and mulatto slaves from owning real estate and holding property.

1712
In Charleston, South Carolina, slaves are forbidden from hiring themselves out.

1715
Rhode Island legalizes slavery.

1715
Maryland declares all slaves entering the province and their descendants to be slaves for life.

1717
New York enacts a fugitive slave law.

1723
Virginia outlaws manumission.

1724
French Louisiana prohibits slaves from marrying without the permission of their owners.

1730-1750
The number of male and female slaves imported to the North American British colonies balances out for the first time.

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