You did hear that correct? "Limited number of natives." I haven't included American Indians in the slavery issue because there was so few to be involved.That's funny, that's not what your Religious Tolerance Source says, "Landowners in the American colonies originally met their need for forced labor by enslaving a limited number of Natives, and "hiring" many more European indentured servants. In exchange for their transportation across the Atlantic, the servants committed to work for the landowner for 4 to 7 years. A few slaves were imported from Africa as early as 1619. With the spread of tobacco farming in the 1670's, and the diminishing number of people willing to sign-on as indentured servants in the 1680's, increasing numbers of slaves were brought in from Africa. They replaced Native American slaves, who were found to be susceptible to diseases of European origin. "...small numbers of white people were also enslaved by kidnapping, or for crimes or debts." 2 The Africans "came from many racial stocks and many tribes, from the spirited Hausas, the gentle Mandingos, the creative Yorubas, from the Igbos, Efiks and Krus, from the proud Fantins, the warlike Ashantis, the shrewd Dahomeans, the Binis and Sengalese."<quoted text>That's not what your own source says.<quoted text>Your problem is you haven't bothered to READ and you still try to maintain that whitewashed gradeschool history was true instead of being a nice Propaganda piece told to the kids.
Maybe you should try READING the crap you post dimwit.
That said, it was the indentured servitude of whites owning whites that took off big time and they all came from England. A small number of Africans were bought and originally were also indentured servants. But as the laws for indentured servants was being phased out and the plantation owners in the south were increasing, they began to accept Africans as slaves that were taken from Africa for plantation owners needs.
So when you state that slavery existed before England came to America, yeah it did. In the Caribbeans and Island areas and some in Central America to Mexico. The Spanish imported Africans to these areas besides using the indigenous people.
But when England came to this country, it didn't bring slavery. It established colonies and many failed. Then the Puritans that left England for Holland and there for the Americas, they began the first real long term colonies around 1620.
From the earliest part of the 1600s to the 1660s indentured servitude was the preferred manner of slavery and those servants largely came from England.
You're ignorant statement was that slavery existed from the moment the English landed on the North American continent and that is not true and you didn't know that. So now you continue to try and cover up your obvious lack of historical knowledge by still pretending to know what you have no clue about.