Sorry but most of the original slaves were already slaves in Africa before they were brought to America by Slave Runners. Slave Runners sailed to Africa and purchased slaves from differnet tribes. The captured enemy of the tribes or a tribesman who committed a major crime within his own tribe was made a slave or enslaved by that tribe. Don’t get me wrong it was still horribly wrong for American’s to purchase and own slaves but America did not invent the idea of slaves nor did it reincarnate it. Slavery was prominent in Africa before July 4, 1776.