Into Slavery: Racial Decisions in the Virginia Colony

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Contents
Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
PART ONE Into Slavery1
Introduction3
1The Indian and the Servant6
The Stage6
Early Expectations: Indian as Student and Convert7
Narrowing the Options: Indian as Enemy and Outcast10
White Servitude14
2The Education18
Perpetuating Englishness18
Bulwarks Against Savagery20
Education and the African23
3The Name26
British Attitudes Towards Blackness26
Denying the African his Name28
Renaming in the English Image32
The Impact of Namelessness34
4The Decisions, The Laws38
Judicial Decisions: Towards a Legal Status as Slave38
The Legal Problem of the Nonwhite Christian40
Economic and Legislative Trends towards Slavery42
Narrowing Options for Freedom46
EPILOGUE:The Gestalt51

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