Colonial Slavery - Colonial Slavery I. Slavery in Virginia...

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Colonial Slavery I. Slavery in Virginia (Chesapeake Region) A. Require large labor force to grow/harvest tobacco II. Gradual Progression of a Labor Force A. “Unintentional Promotion” of African Slaves B. Native Americans→Indentured Servants→African Slaves III. Native Americans A. Attempt to use Native labor initially C. Unsuccessful 1. Men didn’t work 2. Ran Away 3. Succumbed to Disease IV. Indentured Servants 1. Most IS came to America voluntarily due to conditions at home 2. Abundant supply of IS 3. Hope for land, better life, etc… B. African Slaves arrive in Virginia 1619 1. 20 African slaves traded to John Rolfe for provisions 2. But….IS still major labor force C. Reasons for “sticking” with Indentured Servants as a labor force 1. AS cost 2x as IS 2. D. Slavery was one form of labor among others
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