Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Societies

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Opportunity and Oppression in Colonial Societies new England Puritans kept their customs and way of life God and family oriented Men married at 25 and 22 for women Population lived longer lives in Chesapeake Women were housewives, more church goers Massachusetts- women had no legal rights, no right of property Social classes. Illegal to wear clothes of higher class Stable, prosperous, long live, productive 3:2 male/ female Chesapeake (Virginia is in) People die younger Singles came not families 6:1 male/female Adult male w/ Indians Shaky low standards Interpretation of beauty for women Tobacco was the great equalizer- more cance of living, richer $ - Farmers were rich who planted tobacco. Others were dirt farmers. - Small amount fo people control great amount of money
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- Freed man-argest population ( indentured servants/ African slave) - More slave, the higher class you are - Slaves came from NEW ENGLAND NOT Africa - 11 million African slaves 2:1 me/’women (brazil, carribean, n.america) 1670 Negro Law-
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HISTORY GEA2000 taught by Professor Mr.adesina during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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