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An Involuntary Migration

From the seventeenth to the eighteenth centuries Africans, African-Americans and Caribbeans - born on the islands or in Africa - worked side by side not only on Southern plantations but also in the cities of the North. After the New York slave revolt of 1712, Caribbeans acquired a reputation for rebelliousness, and their introduction was slowed by the heavy taxes placed on them. Nevertheless, they continued to be brought in.

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