HIST 1F96 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Secondary Source, Cotton Gin, Nat Turner

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Same process as primary document, but with one secondary source. Look for strengths and weaknesses of the argument. **in brazil and the caribbean (very similar between the two), slavery is based on working slaves to death and replacing them with new imported slaves. **unlike caribbean or brazil, us was based on reproducing: slave imports: When the colonies couldn"t use indian slaves (high death rates), they turned to. Brazil had the most imported slaves (5 million slaves) About 500 000 slaves were imported in the american colonies. Tobacco was the first major staple crop in us, brazil and caribbean. Brazil relied on native slavery into late 17th century; caribbean and american colonies used white indentured servants before african slaves. Later, sugar became the main crop grown in the caribbean and brazil (more slaves were needed to cultivate sugar) Because of the cotton gin (1793), cotton becomes the leading american export: slaves as property:

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