Day 8 - Lecture

Day 8 - Lecture - Strangers in the Realm History 156...

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Strangers in the Realm History 156: History of the United Sates to 1865 Stranger in the Realm 1. British North America in 1700 An average of four new New England towns were settled every year between 1660 and 1710 – mostly by English settlers and mostly in the hinterland around Boston or along the Connecticut River Valley. Religious and ethnic diversity was a fact of life in the middle colonies by 1700. New Sweden The short-lived New Sweden colony was captured by the Dutch in 1655, only to be captured from them by the English in a decade later. The New Sweden colony was one reason why the Mid-Atlantic colonies contained a significant population of Swedes in 1700. Among the non-slave population in the Chesapeake, most colonists were of English extraction. Population of Chesapeake is largely derived from English settlers. Population of white people in Maryland was only growing slowly. Virginia Maryland Chesapeake – third cluster of colonies North Carolina contained an odd mix of all sorts of white settlers, including religious settlers. Population Trends in South Carolina, 1700-1740 1710: the slave population exceeds the white population 1730: 2 slaves for every 1 free white “More like a negro country than like a country settled by white people” Strangers in the Realm
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course HISTORY 156 taught by Professor Berlin during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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Day 8 - Lecture - Strangers in the Realm History 156...

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