02-1-06 Hist105

02-1-06 Hist105 - Fur Mass Migrations to BNA 20k Puntans...

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Fur Mass Migrations to BNA 20k Puntans settling in Mass/NE between 1621-1641 17 th century – 100-150k settle in the chesapeak Overwhelmingly, most were servants 1660s-1700s – 23k Quakers migrate to the Delaware valley (NJ,Penn, And Delaware). Distinctive culture traits include belief in spiritual equality Dearth of labor There were too few workers to do all the labor that was necisary to be done in the 13 th colonies Initial investment in a slave was expensive so not everyone could afford slaves The gap between the wealth and the middlin sorte was excaberated by slavery Primogeniture – the inheritance goes to oldest son. English tradition that compelled many second/third sons to come to Americas Slavery in BNA There were aprox 200k slaves in the colonies by 1750 Most slaves were located in the southern colonies Seasonal agriculture in the Northern meant that slavery was not cost effective New England colonies do not depend on slaves as much In new England the early emphasis was on the survival of a religious colony. Families, rather than individuals migrated in the colonies.
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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02-1-06 Hist105 - Fur Mass Migrations to BNA 20k Puntans...

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