LABR ST 1A03 Lecture 1: Labour Studies Lecture 1

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Labour Studies Lecture 1
11:27 PM
2.1 preindustrial work
Staple production
Timber Work
Keys to Canadians staples
Seasonal
Small settlement
Small labour force
Canada doesn't develop staple industries
Sugar and cotton and tobacco takes a lot of work in the plantation
Slave Workers
Slave ships would take Africans to work at those plantation
Mortality rates 25% to 35% illness suicides
Scale of Slavery
10-12 million
Death in passage
%of total migration 1500-1830
75-85% were slaves reduced since the British empire fell down
Canada has slavery were small had domestic services
Canada majority working class were immigrants bc slavery and aboriginals
was small
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