Slavery constituted the major backdrop against which whites and blacks experienced …

Slavery constituted the major backdrop against which whites and blacks experienced …

By Randall Kennedy

Slavery constituted the major backdrop against which whites and blacks experienced the other person for more than 2 hundred years, through the 1660s towards the 1860s. The overwhelming greater part of servant owners were white, therefore the overwhelming most of slaves black colored. There is probably more black colored white intercourse during this era than at some other time (to date) in US history. (more…)