HIS 101 2-10-16 HW - Chapter 4(Need 1 What were the...

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Chapter 4 (Need) 1. What were the different types of slave systems that emerged in 18th-century North America? How did they differ? Virginia - (platers) The majority of these slaves worked on large estates under the gang system of labor, working from dawn to dusk in groups with close supervision by a white overseer or enslaved “driver” who could use physical force to compel labor . South Carolina - Slaves had more independency because slaves worked in West Africa on plantations where malaria was a common disease. Elites or owners lived in Charleston, away from the diseases. Used the task system- slaves were given a number of specific tasks to complete in day, but once those tasks were complete slaves often had time to grow some crops of their own on garden plots allotted by plantation owners . These slaves participated in a thriving underground market that allowed them a degree of economic autonomy. Carolina slaves also had an unparalleled degree of cultural autonomy. This autonomy coupled with the frequent arrival of new Africans enabled a slave culture that retained many African practices.
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  • Spring '16
  • Thomas Alvarez
  • History, Colonialism, Slavery in the United States, South Carolina- Slaves

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