Study sssssGuide for Lerone Bennett, Jr.:
"Before the Mayflower."

1)When did the slave trade begin in Europe and how many Africans were brought to the New World in all?

2)When we think about slavery, we tend to think about blacks being brought to the New World. Is that an accurate picture? Why or why not?

3)What is the crucial difference between ancient and modern slavery?

4)Were the earliest blacks in the colonies slaves? How were they viewed?

5)There were several alternatives for dealing with Africans, why was slavery finally chosen?

6)Which came first, racism or slavery? Explain.

7)Where in Africa did most slaves come from?

8)Give 3 differences in attitudes toward African slaves in Roman Catholic vs. Protestant colonies.