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Week 2 Discussion - Edmund Morgan on SlaveryThere were a lot of obvious labor and economic benefits to creating a race based slave system; however, the transition to race based slavery was more complex than what might be obvious to a 21st century student. Read Edmund Morgan's paper, "Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox" and as a class evaluate his argument that wealthy English anxieties about English poorer people living in the colonies encouraged the development of a race based slave system. What evidence does Morgan provide that proves his point?***NOTE: This article is from 1972 and contains the word "negroes". DO NOT use this term in your discussion posts or your assignments.***As the seventeenth century developed longer into its improvement. Slavery started to increment in numbers as the pilgrim moved further into the American Revolution. The pioneer Englishmen started to understand that they could never again utilize obligated hirelings as a methods for work. Nobody in the settlements needed to wind up poor or