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Build a historical perspective from four different points of view. Young historians take on the role of a slave-owning white person, non-slave owning white person, slave, or free African-American person and imagine what life would be like based on their reading. They each write a reaction to the seven Colonial New York Slave Codes from the perspective they chose. The lesson concludes with a class discussion that is sure to be engaging.