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they esteemed God's enemies, in which category the savages of America and the heathen negroes of Africa were so unlucky as to be found.
The Puritan pioneers of New England were early involved in desperate, life-or-death struggles with their Aboriginal neighbors, in whom they failed to discover those poetic and fascinating traits wtes under Joshua.
Indian slavery, sometimes forbidden by law, but usually tolerated, if not entirely approved, by public opinion, was among the early usages of New England; and from this to negro slavery — the slavery of any variety of pagan barbarians — was an easy transition.
That the slaves in the Eastern colonies were few, and mainly confined to the seaports, does not disprove this statement.
The harsh climate, the rocky soil, the rugged topography of New England, presented formidable, though not impassable, barriers to slaveholding.
Her narrow patches of arable soil, hemmed in between bogs and naked blocks of granite, were poorly adapted to cultivat