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region, and the existing slaves multiplied even
faster. As the slave population increased, laws
against them became stricter [whites were
17 scared]. The new slaves were generally assigned
more remote posts until they learned local
customs, etc. An important thing to remember
about slavery in the South is that most yeomen
farmers couldn’t afford slaves – it was only the big
planters that had them. So slavery also caused
increased stratification in Southern society. In the
Carolinas there had been more slaves from the
start, but they only started importing them directly
in 1700, when rice was introduced [the slaves
helped them learn to cultivate it]. Indigo was later
added as a crop there. Carolinians also enslaved
Indians, which contributed to the outbreak of the
Yamasee War in 1715.
Slavery in the North – in the North there were
fewer slaves, most of who were concentrated in
New York and New Jersey. Most slaves were also
already assimilated Creoles, especially early on.
When some slaves did begin to come from Africa,
the Creoles didn’t like it and looked down on them
b/c they had difficulty adapting. Though some
slaves were house slaves or worked in cities,
overall, like in the South, most Northern slaves
lived in the countryside. *Atlantic Trade Patterns – “Triangular Trade”*
- The complex Atlantic trading system that developed as
a result of the slave trade during the colonial period is
often referred to as Triangular Trade – but it really wasn’t
a triangle at all. One thing is for sure, though: the whole
thing really did depend on slavery – the sale and 18 transport of slaves, the exchange of stuff they made, and
the food required to feed them.
- Here is the classic triangular pattern, which developed
in the mid 17th century… New England only had one thing England wanted
– trees. So, to get more stuff from England, the
colonists sold food to the English islands, which
needed to feed their slaves. So by the 1640s,
New England was already indirectly dependent on
slave consumption. The islands would consume products from New
England and then ship molasses, fruit, spices and
slaves back to colonial ports, where the mo...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.
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