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America wasn’t founded on slavery in 1619 — but on Pilgrims’ ideals written in 1620 Peter W Wood

In August 1619, a pirate ship, the White Lion, stopped at Jamestown and traded twenty-some captive Africans for food. The Africans were treated as indentured servants and soon released.

Fifteen months later, in November 1620, an English ship blown off course on its way to Virginia ended up off the barren coast of Massachusetts. It landed more than one hundred men, women and children. Those voyagers founded Plymouth Colony.

Which event mattered more?

Featured in the New York Post November 7, 2020 Read Full Article linked written by of Peter W, Wood author of 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project

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