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Day 7 - Lecture - P lantation Slavery H istory 156: History...

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Plantation Slavery History 156: History of the United States to 1865 1. Slavery in the 18 th century Chesapeake 2. Slavery in the 18 th century Carolinas 3. Violence and Resistance on the Plantation Plantation Slavery 1. Slavery in the 18 th century Chesapeake Before 1670, Virginia’s economy depended mostly on white indentured servants for labor As late at 1650, enslaved Africans made up only 2% of the Chesapeake population. Before about 1670 Virginia was a “Society with Slaves” (an economic area in which slavery is present, but is not the dominant form of labor). After 1670, Virginia’s economy began to depend more and more on slave labor. By 1700 African slaves formed 13% of Virginia’s population – reaching 40% by 1750. After about 1670 Virginia became a “Slave Society” (an economic area in which slavery is the dominant or exclusive form of labor). Virginia’s Slave Codes Passed Before 1670: 1662: colonists wrote into law that children in the colony would inherit the
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Day 7 - Lecture - P lantation Slavery H istory 156: History...

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