2.10 American Studies 100 - American Studies 100 Wednesday...

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American Studies 100 Wednesday, February 10th , 1999 Announcements: No recitation next week Review in class on Monday Mid-term next Wednesday Lecture notes: Institution of Slavery in the United States 1609 - Homogeneous society at first, then diogeneous/heterogeneous 1619 - First importation of "free labor", not legal but not illegal 1700 - 6,000 slaves - 1/12 of the population 1763 - 170,000 slaves - 1/2 of the population No Paradigm In first 30 years of Slavery, did not seem as slavery as we know it to be - Indentured servants and slaves sharing many things ~>Work ~> Bed, living space ~> Class of unfreed labor ~> Similar social space ~> Ran away together ~> Treated the same (ex: couldn't leave plantation without pass) Why Africans? - Language barrier ~ uncivilized vs. civilized - Easier to see Africans as the "Others" ~> visibility factor - different color ~> separation of cultures ~> language use ~> racism - Prior history of enslavement of Africans - Capture and trade easier - Class warfare - Law - Why not Native Americans???
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