By Larry Kenneth Alexander
Chattel slavery in colonial America was an attack upon dynastic rule. The shot heard around the world was not a musket shot fired in April 1775. Rather, it was the verdict of England’s Supreme Court that slavery is an odious scheme and not authorized under England’s rule of law in June 1772. England’s traditions and rule of law were immutable–it was truly a nation of laws and not of men.Depriving native sons of liberty at birth was unconstitutional. Colonial chattel slave practices were criminal enterprises.