Lecture 8 - Unit 5: Plantation Slavery Lecture Outline •...

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Unformatted text preview: Unit 5: Plantation Slavery Lecture Outline • Slavery in the 18th century Chesapeake • Slavery in the 18th century Carolinas • On the Plantation: A Cultural Holocaust? Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class Plantation Slavery 1. Slavery in the 18th century Chesapeake Before 1670, Virginia’s economy depended mostly on indentured servants for labor • As late as 1650, enslaved Africans made up only 2% of the Chesapeake population • In the 1660s a typical household in York County, Virginia, had two servants • Thus, before about 1670 Virginia was a “Society with Slaves :” an economic area in which slavery is present, but is not the dominant form of labor After 1670 , Virginia’s economy began to depend more and more on slave labor • By the 1690s, only one in ten households in York County, Virginia, had two servants • By 1700 African slaves formed 13% of Virginia’s population- reaching 40% by 1750 • Thus, after about 1670 Virginia became a “Slave Society :” an economic area in which slavery is the dominant or exclusive form of labor Virginia Slave Codes Before 1670...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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Lecture 8 - Unit 5: Plantation Slavery Lecture Outline •...

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