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    Slave Labor Essay

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    Slave Labor In present day America the idea of slavery would not be tolerated, however in the first colonies and many years following slavery was common and accepted. America is not the first nor the only country with a history of slavery. Slavery is still a hot topic today in various forms. As the colonies developed land ownership opportunities became available, however this only increased the need for labor. Thus began indentured servitude, creating opportunity for both the master and servant. The servant paid for their cost of travel with service labor for a contracted amount of time. After the contract had been fulfilled the servant was then free. As a free man they gained the legal right to their own land. With more land owners and a lack of labor, the situation only became more bleak. With the need for more labor that void was soon filled with the growth of slavery. The servant was purchased for a sum of money without a contract attached to the purchase. This allowed for the masters to keep the servants as long as they wished. Slavery can be an entire lifetime with no end date while servitude had an expiration date. Also children born into slavery were also slaves so it became generational. More land owners were willing to pay the high cost of slaves knowing it was a lifelong purchase and would not have to worry about finding new labor. Development of using Slaves The main use of slave labor was because of the large amounts of crops the settlers grew and they were…

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    MAKE SURE YOUR TENSE IS CONSTANT AND DOESN’T SWITCH BETWEEN PRESENT/ PAST TENSE Key Reasons for Colonizing (will make hook later) Pennsylvania is the place where every colonist is treated in the same manner, your social status, religion, and gender does not matter. You will not be persecuted for your religion or beliefs. Colonists in Pennsylvania are very neighborly and help each other out during hard times. No one will covet another man or have reason to harm another. Pennsylvanians’…

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    Jamestown Colony

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    The founding of the Jamestown Colony in 1607 was an incredibly difficult feat that could not have been accomplished without the sacrifice and grueling work of the settlers. They left relatives, acquaintances, and most of what was familiar to them behind and braved the rough sea voyage to the New World. When they reached Virginia, the colonists of Jamestown were forced to construct shelters and procure what they needed to survive, in addition to adjusting to an unfamiliar climate. They also…

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    Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Great Britain sought to place colonies in the New World in order to combat Spain’s successes in South America. The first two successful colonies in North America were Jamestown, founded in 1607, and Massachusetts Bay, founded in 1630. The New England and Chesapeake regions were settled mostly by people of English origin, both evolved into two distinct societies due to the purposes of the colonies, the people who populated the colonies, and the…

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    Due to the geographic differences between the Northern and Southern colonies, the development of their economies was based off of different goods and services. In the South, with its “temperate climate and long growing season” (Davidson, et al 88), colonists found that the soil was fertile and therefore suitable for the large scale growth of first, tobacco, but later other crops including indigo, rice, and cotton. Southern colonist could grow these crops essentially all year as the temperature…

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    A Review of The Economy of Colonial America The Economy of Colonial America by Edwin J. Perkins is a detailed look into the economic and everyday situations experienced by Americans of the colonial era. Perkins uses many modern comparisons, along with comparisons to other parts of the world, in an attempt to describe the economic lifestyle of colonist. He ends every chapter with a bibliographical essay in part to show where his research comes from, but mostly in a way that encourages the…

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    Indentured workers were always available, and indenture practice never halted, the practice only diminished when slavery became available and more profitable to business. Indenture work was a solution established to bring labors to British colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Although initially all the servants came from England, throughout the colonial period migrants from other countries joined the flow of servants to British America; Scottish, Irish, and German immigrants…

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    Indentured Servitude: From Contract to Freedom With Europe set in a state of turmoil following the Thirty Year’s War thousands of impoverished laborers found themselves without work and without land to harvest. New laws and conspiracy in the church had left a bitter taste among the populace and the stories of the successful settlement of Jamestown, America had been making their way across the Atlantic. It was the demand for labor that colonialist in Jamestown sought that would start the wave of…

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    Much of the early history of the Virginia colonial experiment is the history of a charnel house as disease, Indians, and overwork conspired to kill colonists in appalling numbers. This shocking death-rate conspired to ensure that the lands and opportunities remained open through the first fifty years of the colony 's life. By the latter part of the 17th century change came to Virginia and the opportunities once so plentiful began to disappear, the population, increasing, began to divide the…

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    A couple of years ago, I moved to the Chesapeake in hopes of finding a new life. A new life that would give me wealth and move me from the poor conditions like no employment, starvation, disease, and homelessness that is in England. In the Chesapeake, most of the people who came from England are mostly single men with no family at all, young people that their age ranges from 15 to 24 years old, the poor and criminals of England, and almost no wealthy people in the colony. Those people who…

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