Drawing the Color Line Why did Virginians need labor?

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Drawing the Color Line

  1. Why did Virginians need labor?

  1. Why did Virginians massacre Indians instead of enslaving them?

  1. How does the answer to the above question explain the choice to import black slaves?

  1. According to Zinn (the author), who started the regular slave trade for the Europeans?

  1. What is the difference between African and European slavery?

  1. Were the Africans themselves involved into the slave trade? Please describe the Middle Passage. Need at least one good paragraph.

  1. How many blacks transported died during the journey? How did they pack the ship?

  1. Is it likely that the first blacks in Jamestown were slaves or servants? Compare with American Journey on page 73.

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