HIST405 Cost of Expansion

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HIST405 Cost of Expansion
Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists…

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HIST405 Cost of Expansion

HIST405 Cost of Expansion

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Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists use indentured servants as they had in the past? How would you describe the differences between slaves and indentured servants? Class, so how would you describe the differences between slaves and indentured servants? Why did colonists choose to use slaves as opposed to indentured servants?…

In what ways did American colonial society become more English in the first part of the eighteenth century? “Some historians think those first blacks in Virginia were considered as servants, like the white indentured servants brought from Europe. But the strong probability is that, even if they were listed as “servants” (a more familiar category to the English), they were viewed as being different from white servants, were treated differently, and in fact were slaves.

In any case, slavery developed quickly into a regular institution, into the normal labor relation of blacks to whites in the New World. With it developed that special racial feeling—whether hatred, or contempt, or pity, or patronization—that accompanied the inferior position of blacks in America for the next 350 years —that combination of inferior status and derogatory thought we call racism.” Any thoughts about Zinn’s account of slavery? How did slavery correspond to the development of industrial capitalism?…