2.1 - There were a lot of obvious labor and economic benefits to creating a race based slave system however the transition to race-based slavery was

2.1 - There were a lot of obvious labor and economic...

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There were a lot of obvious labor and economic benefits to creating a race based slave system; however, the transition to race-based slavery was more complex than what might be obvious to a 21st-century student. Read Edmund Morgan's paper, "Slavery and Freedom: the American Paradox" and as a class evaluate his argument that wealthy English anxieties about English poorer people living in the colonies encouraged the development of a race based slave system. What evidence does Morgan provide that proves his point? ***NOTE: This article is from 1972 and contains the word "negroes". DO NOT use this term in your discussion posts or your assignments.*** Your initial post and responses to fellow classmates should be at least 100 words and cited with credible and scholarly sources from the GMC databases. You may also use your textbook as a source. ONLY USE THE GMC LIBRARY DATABASE OR YOUR TEXTBOOK for your research. Remember to cite all quotes.
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