10-12-06 notes - ISS 215 10/12/06 - Difference, Slavery,...

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ISS 215 – 10/12/06 --- Difference, Slavery, and the Emergence of ‘Race’ English colonization in North America - When trade with Indians primary, Indians ‘primitive but winsome’. - When English wanted Indian land, Indians portrayed as hostile savages: Uncivilized Heathen Didn’t use land efficiently   Irish strategy applied to Indians Connections between slavery and race/racism - Which came first: racism, prejudice or slavery? - Smedley: they dynamically reacted on one another. - Slavery came first. Forced labor included Indians, Irish, poor English - But many Indians died, labor more scarce in England  colonists turned to Africa for labor (following example of Spain,  Portugal) - Early on, both Africans and Europeans were indentured servants  (meaning your not enslaved for life, just for a specific period of time) - Over time, status of Africans changed to permanent, hereditary slavery - But permanent slavery for Africans developed gradually  in North American 
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10-12-06 notes - ISS 215 10/12/06 - Difference, Slavery,...

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