Plantation Slavery

Plantation Slavery - PlantationSlavery 19:46:00 bringthemover,betterinvestment Aslateat1650,

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Plantation Slavery 18/10/2010 19:46:00 Slavery in the 18 th  Century Chesapeake 1670s slavery came to dominate the economy on the Chesapeake Before 1670 white indentured servants was better since it was cheaper to  bring them over, better investment As late at 1650, enslaved Africans made up only 2% of the Chesapeake  population Before about 1670, VA was a “society with slaves” (an economic area in  which slavery is present, but is not the dominant form of labor) Supply of servants dries up b/c of better opportunities for servitude 1698-Parliament says that many companies can sell slaves in America o increases competition lower prices o monopoly of the Royal African Company is lifted after 1670, VA’s economy began to depend more and more on slave labor by 1700, African slaves formed 13% of VA’s population-reaching 14% by  1750 after about 1670, VA became a “slave society” (an economic area in which  slavery is the dominant or exclusive form of labor) Chesapeake planters had to protect themselves from the potential trouble the  new slaves could cause VA’s Slave Codes o Passed before 1670: 1662: colonists wrote into law that children in the colony would  inherit the status of their mothers 1667: colonists wrote into law that Christian baptism could not  make an unfree person free o Passed after 1670: Restricted slaves’ movements Limited slaves’ ability to trade Prohibited slave gatherings (more than 4 slaves getting together  to converse) Established slave patrols (to capture slaves who are out without  a pass) According to white people, the beatings and whipping that slaves were  subject to were because they needed it and there was no pleasure taken from  beating a slave 1680 Law: Thirty lashes for any black slave who threatened a white person
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Forbade interracial marriage o Ministers who performed interracial marriages were fined for many  pounds of tobacco (expensive) Forbade interracial sex when the woman was white Slavery in the 18 th  Century Carolinas Carolinians turned to a slave economy almost immediately instead of going  through indentured servant stage first Barbadian planters move to the Carolinas to grow rice 1710: slave population exceeds the white population
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course HIST 156 taught by Professor Bradbury during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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