African Americans In The 19th Century

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America was built on democracy after being oppressed by the British, but has oppressed certain groups over time when it was convenient. The first group were the many Native-Americans who were spread across this country. Their lands were taken, cultures were lost, and now are some of the poorest people in our country. Next and probably the most horrific was the importation and enslavement of African-Americans as between 1619 and the end of slavery, approximately 10 million Africans were forcibly brought to North America, South America, and the Caribbean (Mintz, 2009). Slavery ended with the end of the Civil War but African-Americans are still suffering today as seen in a study by O’Connell (2012) where the proportions of slaves compared
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