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The differences in labor systems and social systems utilized in AmericaThe differences in labor systems and social systems utilized in America were largelydefined by the industries of the specific region. New England offered a range ofindustries and did not rely solely on agriculture so the labor systems were morediverse. Further south, such as in the Chesapeake area of Virginia, the industry wasprimarily agricultural so labor and social systems reflected this industry. In HughJones’ book, “The Present State of Virginia”, he discusses how Chesapeake’s laborand social systems were broken down into large and small landowners, poor whitelaborers (including white indentured servants), and enslaved Africans. By the 1830s,a society based on slave labor was well established in the Chesapeake region. It hadgrown from 3,000 slaves in 1680 to 27,000 slaves in 1720 [1]. Further south, in theCarolinas, rice was the primary industry and the use of West African slave labor
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Spring
Professor
GIngerDevine
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Atlantic Slave Trade, Indentured servant

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