The south 9 17 2009

The south 9 17 2009 - The south Land Labor Scarce...

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The south Land: plentiful Labor:rare and valuable Land Virginia precedent Ready market in england for export crops Trend towards large scale production Economies of scale Labor Scarce Indentrued servants and slaves provided the bulk of the labor 55% were indentured servants Price for passage 2-7 years labor Cost more than slave labor Underground market for “kids” or “spirits” 1717 export of criminals Slave trade defines much about the south Includes VA, the carolinas, GA, and maryland Trends set in virgina repeated throughout the south Large getrified land holders and indentured or enslaved workforce Slaver in Africa Initial capture part of tribal warfare Hierarchical african culture Priests/nobility Craftsmen/famers Slaves
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in africa slaves could marry,become educated and have children exisiting practicee exacerbated by demand in the americas middle passage “baroons” purchased the slaves from african slavers on coastal ports
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course HISTORY 2610 taught by Professor Price during the Fall '09 term at North Texas.

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