Cover Story | 1616 A Dutch privateer sails into Chesapeake Bay, seeking supplies.
Its English pilot, Marmaduke Raynor, helps broker the deal with
Jamestown officials: 20 blacks, captured in raids of the West
Indies, in exchange for the needed provisions. 1637 After winning a
skirmish against the Pequod Indians at Mystia, the Massachusetts
militia sends the captured women and children to the West Indies,
to be sold as slaves. The ship is the Desire. It returns loaded
with African slaves for Connecticut