Slave Code of New Netherlands



Slave code of New Netherlands as recorded in Blake's book on history of slavery, published in 1857.

Slaves were introduced into New Netherland (The settled areas are now part of the Mid-Atlantic States of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut, with small outposts in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The provincial capital, New Amsterdam, was located at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan on upper New York Bay.) by the Dutch West India Company, about the year 1650.

Netherlands and New England, c.1635

Netherlands and New England, c.1635
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Most of them remained the property of the company, and the more trusty and industrious, after a certain period of labor, were allowed little farms, paying a stipulated amount of produce.

New Netherlands Governor Kieft Lecturing His Subjects on Tobacco, 1600s

New Netherlands Governor Kieft Lecturing His Subjects on Tobacco, 1600s
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This emancipation did not extend to the children, a circumstance inexplicable and highly displeasing to the dutch commonalty, who could not understand "how any one born of a free Christian mother could nevertheless be a slave."

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