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Students will investigate through primary and secondary sources the dynamics of the development of race relations in early colonial Virginia from court cases between 1640 to 1656. The story and cases of John Punch (1640), John Casor (1655), and Elizabeth Key Grinstead (1656) are known to be some of the first freedom suits in the Virginia colony. Students will then investigate slave codes from 1705 to determine how colonial officials justified the treatment of enslaved people.
Subject:
U.S. History
Level:
High School
Material Type:
Lesson
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Date Added:
03/01/2023
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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