Lecture Outline 4--The Maturing of Colonial Society

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1Lecture 4: The Maturing of Colonial Society Introduction: a. Period under consideration: 1700-1750 b. Numerous changes: politically, socially, economically, religiously 1. America's First Population Explosion 1680=150,000 1750=1,000,000 a. Population increase due to internal and external factors: high marriage rate larger families low morality rate natural reproduction b. The New Immigrants i Various ethnic groups arrived Germans Scots-Irish Swiss African ii Socio-economic differences among 18 th c. arrivals iii Rising class stratification c. Africans in Chains i Notable Statistics: From 1690-1715, the annual importation averaged 1,000 a year. After 1730, the annual importation averaged 5,000 a year. From 1700-1775, about 350,000 slaves were imported. ii Small anti-slavery movement emerged 2. The Urban World of Commerce and Ideas a. Still a rural society. i. 5% of population lived in towns of 2,500 or larger ii. Still, cities are key: economically, socially, intellectually b. Sinews of Trade
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