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Anthro 11/2/11 17:04 1619: Dutch 20 indentured African servants to Jamestown  Temporary  Restrictions gradually placed on indentured servants Lengthened terms of service Extended conditions to offspring Slavery: Pre-revolution Shortage of labor New England 17 th  century Massachusetts: 1641 1670: Virginia right to vote Permanent slaves Disapproval 1688: Mennonites (Germantown) Quakers (Pennsylvania) Forbid slaves, prevented by British government  1714: 59,000 slaves 1754: 263,000 slaves More than half in Virginia  1775: Continental Congress Barred blacks from any First abolitionist Society founded
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Lord Dunmore Freedom to slaves fighting against English G. Washington: recruited blacks  Individual Liberty Conditions for racial conflicts Cotton Gin: 1793 Growing Market Economic Incentive 1804: Northern states working to eliminate slavery 1807: slave trade prohibited in US 5,000 illegal imported per year  Defense of slavery and southern way of life
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Unformatted text preview: Myth of Negro Past Racial caste system Racial segregation laws Justification for slavery Federal;, state, local laws African American culture Slaves as real people Little Opportunity Created own choices Self-determination Skilled craftsmen Read and write Quakers taught literacy Rhode Island: required slaves to read and write South: 80% of skilled labor Varied conditions based on: Crops Location Attitudes of owners Plantations: 18 century Different from Caribbean Sugar in Caribbean, slave and free blacks 1850s: half of slaves on plantations of 30 or more Different in South Natural Increase Fewer diseases More even sex ratio Healthier environment Close contact with owners Paternalistic world Lived on farms with owner in residence 1/3 or 1.4 under overseers 17:04 17:04...
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