USH1 07162009 - 7/16/2009 continuing slavery V. the slave...

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7/16/2009 continuing slavery V. the slave world A. Creating new societies - 1619 to 1780, slave ships bring almost 300k africans to english colonies in north america, 95% go to the south. Most of those people come from villages within miles of the west african coast, different skills, languages, leaders, religions, different cultures. Journey across Atlantic = The Middle Passage, only reference to slave ships. About 1/6 of the ppl die on middle passage, ¼ die within 1 year of arriving in north america, some places with higher percentage. When arrive at NA, forced into slavery pl have to to create new relationships with new ppl, with each other, with owners, with indians, freed ppl. Slaves who are born in America are called Creoles, first generation born in the America/New World. Creole slaves can help new slaves navigate the system, probably speak english, and know how plantation/farm works. Help them learn, watch out for, english, show them ropes, how to do this or that, many owners liked to think creoles are more useful and happier, bulshit. Slaves run away to get freedom, but also to visit family, B. slave families – no single place that has slaves is exactly the same. All of these places are eventually going to see creation of african american culture, how it happens and what it looks like varies from place to place. All the different africans combine their different cultures with american culture. Early
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2009 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Lauderback during the Summer '09 term at Austin Community College.

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USH1 07162009 - 7/16/2009 continuing slavery V. the slave...

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