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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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History
Course
HST 202
Professor
Dr.Holden
Semester
Spring

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HST 202 Lecture Notes An American Conciousness Frontiers 1/30/13 Daily life for colonial people: • Biggest need was labor • Very different social hierarchy o Indentured servants o Gender roles 1619: • House of Burgess was formed (predecessor to democracy) • First shipment of Atlantic Creoles arrive in Jamestown, Virginia o Not directly from Africa because they were already enslaved by Europeans in the Caribbean o North America only received about 5-7% of the slaves from the Atlantic Slave Trade The Caribbean: • Testing ground for the slave system • Sugar cane was the main cash crop o Originally a luxury good in Europe and used for medicine o Slave labor decreased prices and made it more available and therefore a profitable business o Cultivation and refinement is hard, dangerous work (but slaves were easily replaceable) • Most slaves went to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean Slavery in North America: • Initially the preferred types of labor were different o Wanted to enslave natives because they were already there and colonists didn’t want to deal with the Transatlantic Slave Trade o Indentured servants: Worked for 7 years to pay for their room and board and their ticket across the sea  Voluntary, not indefinite or hereditary role  Not free but had rights  Related to apprenticeship  Popular because many Englishmen were poor and this was their only choice to make it to the New World • Originally legal in every colony though the role of the systems were very different o Societies with slaves (mainly in New England on family farms): Slavery was one of many types of labor forces  Slaves  Indentured servants  Free blacks and whites o Slave societies (mainly in the Carolinas on plantations): Main form of labor that the entire economy was built on was slavery o Chesapeake was unique because it was a society with slaves turned into a slave society • Slave-Labor Crops: o Farm Crops:  Dutch farms  Used slaves  Mid-Atlantic Colonies  Required little labor compared to plantations o Plantations:  Tobacco: • Originally employed indentured servants but slave labor became more preferable • Time consuming (14 month growth cycle) • Hard work o Fragile o Must be harvested, dried, separated, packed, and shipped • Only profitable in large quantities  Rice: Originally grown by West African women as something they knew from back home to eat u
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