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Mon, 11.19.1500

Chattel Slavery in America, a definition

*On this date we affirm the institution of Chattel Slavery in the United States of America.  This episode was instituted in Puerto Rico and Florida in circa 1500 by Spain.  

Ponce de Leon, Don Hernan Cortez, Columbus and others brokered kidnapped Africans from Africa to support the Middle Passage to what became the United States.  Defined a chattel slave is an enslaved person who is permanently owned and whose children and children's children are automatically enslaved. Chattel slaves are individuals treated as complete property, to be bought and sold.  

Chattel slavery was supported and legalized by European governments and monarchs. This type of enslavement was practiced in European colonies, from the sixteenth century to the 19th century. 

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String-chewing bass players, Plucking rolled balls of sound From the jazz scented night Feeding hungry beat seekers Finger shaped heartbeats, Driving ivory nails Into their greedy eyes. Smoke crystals, from the nostrils Of released jazz demons, Crash from... MINGUS by Bob Kaufman.
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