The colonial era is considered a periodwhere13 European colonies took over part of the United States of America to later become 13 states. During this time, slavery was completely normal and legal, it was implemented in every colony, but society at the time was not sure how to commonly treat slaves. Throughout this chapter, it is evident that Classism along with Racism were the two things that ruled during the Colonial Era
The slaves, most African Americans in Virginia, were marginalized because labor in Southern States was critical for the economy, but surprisingly, they had significant autonomy. African American never experienced the same rights as white citizens during this time. Racism and classism were both being justified by this idea that African Americans were somehow less than humans; thus, this economic growth that meant gaining wealth out of a person’s labor without paying his/her expenses for lodging nor food was acceptable.