The Rise of the American Slavery Name Institution Professor Course Date The American slavery antebellum expansion and destruction during the Civil War and the reconstruction initiated legal development in the area and its colonies (Kowaleski-Wallace 2013). It also served a crucial role in reshaping their socio-political and economic sector. The European Colonization of the North American continent layered a carpet that helped in shaping and formation of a new nation. Although the foundation of the colonies started with indentured servitude the economic religious and social status of the European colonizers also encouraged thrive of the African slave trade (Shumway 2014). The ground Revolution and the American Independence new ideas started coming to the surface. The ideas started changing the shape of the previous social and political status of the colonies. The American Constitution although was not very revolutionary at the beginning helped change the American views about slavery in the North Colonies. The contribution of many of the African descent slaves that fought with the militia for the United States independence from the British Crown made people rethink. References Kowaleski-Wallace E. (2013). The British slave trade and public memory. Columbia University Press. Shumway R. (2014). The Fante and the transatlantic slave trade (Vol. 52). Boydell & Brewer. [...]
1) With reference to political, legal, social and economic developments, explain the rise of American slavery in the colonial era, its antebellum expansion and its destruction during the Civil War and Reconstruction.