Chapter 12-pgs 400-409 - A.P. US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs....

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A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 400 – 409 The Longevity, Diet, and   Health of Slaves Slaves off Plantations Job Opportunities Leasing of Slaves Life on the Margin: Free   Blacks in the Old South Negative Feelings Toward   the Free Blacks - Slaves reproduced faster and lived longer in the US more than  anywhere else, and by 1836 36% of the slaves were in the US,  counting that in the beginning (1500s) 33% went to Brazil and  only 5% to US lands - The boom in the US was due to an even sex ration, earlier  marriages, kids, there was enough food, immunity to malaria and  yellow fever and some remedies helped - Slaves had shorter lives than white, especially at infancy - The slaves that worked off plantations had a better chance of  making it - A demand for slaves to drive wagons rose and to man river  bridges; they worked in sawmills as engineers and occasionally  supervised less skilled whites - Due to the move of whites form towns to cities, jobs opened up to  slaves, like blacksmithing and carpentry - Free or slave, blacks saw it was easier to work in skilled jobs in  the south and not the north, some due to the fact that the  immigrants were going more to the north and not the south, giving  blacks more competition - Slaves that worked in factories and mines were leased by  masters to the owners, and if they were mistreated and ill, more  would not be sent, so the conditions were pretty good
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2010 for the course HISTORY History taught by Professor Mr.beckler during the Spring '10 term at Alabama State University.

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Chapter 12-pgs 400-409 - A.P. US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs....

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