By Sabine G. MacCormack
MACCORMACK, S. G.: paintings AND rite IN past due ANTIQUITY. BERKELEY, CA, 1990, xvi 417 p. laminasEncuadernacion unique. Nuevo.
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His friends were sentenced to whippings and had additional years added to their terms of indenture. For Punch, however, the penalty was much harsher. Not only were they condemned to spend their lives in bondage, but a 1662 Virginia law decreed that children were to inherit the status of their enslaved mothers. The temptation to debase African American laborers was particularly strong in the final decades of the seventeenth century because the supply of white indentured servants was beginning to shrink.
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