Colonial Convergence

Colonial Convergence - February 25, 2010 Colonial...

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February 25, 2010 Colonial Convergence (late 1700’s) 1. a. 1760: 14 British colonies in North America i. Including Nova Scotia b. Different forms of government, economy, religion, etc. c. Different beginning, but more alike as they approach the Revolution. i. Have a more command culture ii. Although they still differed they shared common experiences and heard common stories. 2. Forms of Convergence a. Compare New England vs. Chesapeake i. New England was healthy where Chesapeake was very unhealthy ii. New England was tightly control and keeps the towns controlled whereas Chesapeake spread out rapidly and created plantations instead of the towns. iv. Family structure v. Racial unity & slavery – Slavery was central to life in Chesapeake whereas New England did not depend much on slavery. 1. When Chesapeake spread out they became healthier and people where living longer so investing in slaves was a better investment. b. i. North South = more order to less order in society 1. Since New England stayed so close and the density of their population they became less healthy. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HIST 1234 taught by Professor Paskoff during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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