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3/1/12 www2.fiu.edu/agirardc/4700chap.3.htm 1/1 www2.fiu.edu/agirardc/4700chap.3.htm Chapter 3 of Mclemore I.Intro to American Indians A. Diversity: Can’t lump together, just like Hispanics, because not homogeneous: 1. 200 different languages 2. Different ways of life: not just hunting and gathering; some settled agriculture B. After 3 generations, low levels of cultural, primary, secondary, and marital assimilation II. Intro to Blacks: A. First Africans to arrive in 1619 were indentured servants, not slaves B. Initially, no formal distinction between how white and black indentured servants treated C. English law provided for freedom when Christianized D. 4 decades before status changes --laws passed in Virginia and Maryland making slaves for life, slavery inherited E. Preference for white indentured servants shifts to black slaves because latter profitable F.fear of rebellions, escape (slave codes, etc.) shows whites know blacks not slavelike III.Colonial Irish (chapter 3) A. From Ulster in Northern Ireland: primarily Protestants, many Scotts-Irish
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  • Spring '09
  • Indentured servant, indentured servants, white indentured servants, black indentured servants, Ame rican Indians

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