2-2-10 - New Actors and New Forms of Political Culture...

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1 Feb. 2 New Actors and New Forms of Political Culture History 101: February 1-11 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ SLAVERY Diversity of Circumstances Hard to make generalizations since it varies from place to place in terms of causes and motivations New Spain is not Brazil is not Virginia slavery system since some systems had rights Changed over time Spain America Arrived with first Spaniards Relatively large numbers Mexico City 1570 9,370 slaves and 9,720 Spaniards 1612 = 50,000 blacks and mulattos and 15,000 Spaniards Attitudes Africans initially higher social status than native people but soon dropped as population rose Linked to slavery and to Islam, at least North Africa Felt no responsibility they had the chance to convert from Islam but chose not to, viewed as “worse people” than the native people since they’ve had exposure for hundreds of years. Associated with the devil Ambiguity Fear Runaway slaves colonies, independent communities Uprisings with Indians and/or mulattos since they outnumbered Spaniards revolts/rebellions
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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