Module 02: Unthinking Decision? Why Did Slavery Emerge in Virginia?
Take the interactive quiz to check your comprehension of key themes and details from the module. The quiz will assist you in your preparation for class discussion, exams, and writing assignments. You can choose to email the results to your instructor.
Please assist the project team for the Digital History Reader by completing the short survey below. Your responses will be very helpful to further development.
Explain which two factors you think contributed most to Virginians' decision to shift from indentured servants to slaves during the course of the 17th century. Were those factors likely to influence planters in other colonies as well, or were they unique to Virginia?