John Casor: A Slave for Life
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John Casor: A Slave for Life
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In August of 1670, several months after Anthony Johnson's death, a jury in a Virginia court decided that, because "he was a Negro and by consequence an alien," ownership of the 250 acres Johnson once owned should be escheated, or reverted, to England. Anthony and Mary Johnson had sold 200 acres of this land to two white settlers; the other 50 they gave to their son, Richard, who soon thereafter sold the land to another white settler.
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journey (AM) The court sustained the right of free blacks to own slaves, and ordered Casor returned to his master for life.Casor said that he had been imported as as "seaven or eight yeares" after attempting to reclaim his indenture, but he was told by Johnson that he didnt have one.
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England people enslaved the Native Americans and brought them to England. They were enslaved and their resources were stolen. When they were brought to England on display for the citizens.
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Reproduction of a picture depicting a fugitive slave that is typical of the images that appeared on handbills of southern slave owners searching for escaped slaves. It appeared in the New York paper, The Anti-Slavery Record, in July 1837.
(AM) John Casor had to work from sun up to sun down. Along with other indentured servants, John worked the fields twice as hard than any other slaved owned by Anthony Johnson. John along with others had no type of protection from the sun and some even died of dehydration. If anthony felt that Casor wasn't working hard enough he would get cruel punishment.
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Anthony Johnson was an Angolan African held as an indentured servant by a merchant in the Colony of Virginia in 1620, but later freed to become a successful tobacco farmer and owner. Notably, he was the first to hold a black African servant as a legal slave in the mainland American colonies. Upon his death in 1670 a court ruled that he was "a negro and by consequence, an alien", and the colony seized his land. Early life Johnson was captured by slave traders in his native land of Angola and sold as a slave to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. He arrived in Virginia in 1621 aboard the James. At this time he was known in the records as "Antonio, a Negro". Johnson was later sold to a white planter named Bennet to work on his Virginia tobacco farm. Prior to 1654, all Africans in the thirteen Colonies were held in indentured servitude and were released after a contracted period with many of the slaves receiving land and equipment after their contracts for work expired. Bennet allowed Johnson to own his own plot of land to be used for farming.
Anthony Johnson was an Angolan held as an indentured servant by a merchant in the Colony of Virginia in 1620, but later freed to become a successful tobacco farmer and property owner. Notably, he was the first true slave owner: that is, the first to hold a black African servant as a slave in the mainland American colonies. Upon his death in 1670, a court ruled that he was "a negro and by consequence, an alien", and the colony seized his land.
john casor - Google Search (AM) Anthony Johnson was once an Angolan indentured servant for a merchant in 1620.Later freed and became a successful tobacco farmer and owner. He was the owner of John Casor...how ironic.
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This man Anthony Johnson single handily changed the course of BLACK history. Once an Indentured servant. Legally changed US Law and was the first person to enslave his own people. His greed enslaved the blacks. How sad we don't know our own actual history!! Get a clue and stop the blame game. Learn from history or we are all doomed to just keep repeating it.
Scars of a Whipped Slave - The National Archives (commons.wikimedia...) (AM) John Casor was a black man that lived in Northhampton County in the Virginia Colony. He was an indentured severvant to Anthony Johnson, during the mid 17th century