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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The practice of indentured servitude was widespread in the early decades of American history. This was by no means planned; rather, it arose out of a desire for cheap labor. European settlers...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 10:40 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

There were obviously countless consequences from the transatlantic slave trade throughout history. To list them all would be nearly impossible, but we'll look at several of the biggest ones. One of...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 8:04 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

During colonial times, all of the 13 colonies had slaves at one time or another. However, it does distort things to think of the Middle region and New England region as "slave" regions. The...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2009 1:25 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The colonists were major beneficiaries of the Triangular Trade. The colonists received African labor to work plantations in the Caribbean and in North America. The colonists also had a market for...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 9:48 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

After the United States gained its independence from Great Britain in 1776, Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery, which occurred in 1777. By 1804, slavery had been abolished in all the...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018 3:24 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Slavery started in the North American colonies for two main reasons. First, there was a need for unfree labor. Second, other sources of unfree labor dried up and/or became less acceptable to the...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2015 4:10 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Indentured servants played an important role in American history. For example, there was a significant need for labor in the early days of the settlement at Jamestown. Most people could not afford...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2017 2:53 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

As the new nation became settled, slavery became a part of it. Many of the new settlements were large areas where slaves became an essential part of maintaining and developing these areas. While...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2010 8:01 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

In formal terms, the dominance of the Catholic Church in Latin America mitigated the harshest consequences of slavery. Slaves were allowed to marry, seek protection from harsh treatment by masters,...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2018 8:01 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The Middle Passage is remembered as one of the most atrocious periods in human history. African slaves were transported alongside other cargo in ships across the Atlantic Ocean, to be sold off in...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2018 9:00 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Slavery influenced society in the colonies in that the practice made a small number of people very rich. The planters controlled the best land and the politics of the region until the Civil War....

Latest answer posted November 17, 2019 7:43 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

In 1619, two closely related events occurred in the Jamestown colony of Virginia. On 30th of June that year, the Polish craftsmen who had come to the colony with John Smith ten years before refused...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The plantation system relied on slavery to be profitable. Because of this, slavery persisted as a legal institution, despite a growing sensibility that it was immoral and should be outlawed....

Latest answer posted September 13, 2018 4:08 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Over the course of the 17th century, slavery in American colonies gradually became more racial. In the first half of the 17th century, black slaves in Virginia could sometimes save enough tobacco...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2018 11:35 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

"Saltwater Africans" are African slaves who survived the dangerous and terrifying "Middle Passage," or the middle part of the Atlantic triangle trade in which slaves were transported from Africa to...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2016 12:32 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

There are some similarities in the two labor systems: both involve importing labor, and the laborers are often sent to plantations, which need a larger labor pool than what is available locally....

Latest answer posted May 5, 2019 2:07 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

First, it should be pointed out that forms of slavery have been around for nearly 4000 years. According to one source, there are more humans enslaved today--in the 21st century!-- than at any time...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2010 12:00 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The major reason that slavery took root in the colonies was due to a shortage of labor. The colonies did not have a large enough population to sustain surplus agriculture that could produce a...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2015 5:20 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Actually, Native Americans were used by European colonialists as slaves some time before the transatlantic African slave trade began. As well as being a method of economic exploitation, enslavement...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2019 12:37 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The impact of these things was different for different groups of people and different areas of the world. The major impact of these things was, of course, on the Africans who were taken from their...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2015 1:40 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

European exploration and colonization in the 15th century drew attention to different “races,” planting seeds for racism that would later develop more fully. Before this, the primary distinction...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018 5:07 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The Atlantic slave trade was one of the largest economic ventures and humanitarian tragedies of its time, if not in all of modern history. Its rise was the result of several factors mostly...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2019 3:48 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

One historical anecdote can begin to provide an answer to this question. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her husband, Henry Stanton, were both abolitionists. They attended the World Anti-Slavery...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 9:58 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

There are reasons why the economy in the South relied on slave labor. The South was mainly an agricultural region. The climate was very suited for farming, and the soil was very fertile. As farming...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2015 3:51 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

There were several laws used to control the slaves. The plantation owners believed the slaves needed to be controlled to prevent rebellion. Rebellion was a constant fear the slave owners faced. As...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2015 10:26 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Originally, agricultural plots in the South were farmed by individual farmers, perhaps with a few additional workers to help them. These early farms mainly grew cotton and tobacco; however, as...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2017 1:46 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The answer to this question relies upon an examination of three main systems of forced labor in the seventeenth century. Indentured servitude was the most common practice throughout the early years...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2018 6:02 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Keep in mind this is a pretty specific question, and your instructor may be looking for a specific response from class notes or your textbook. In my opinion, there were two key reasons slavery so...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2010 11:51 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Triangular trade is the term given for the network of trade controlled by Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In this network, ships were loaded with manufactured goods in...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 4:07 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Indentured servants are individuals who trade labor in exchange for something of value. A person would become indentured if they were unable to repay a debt or if they were trying to earn enough...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 12:37 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The Atlantic Circuit is also known as triangular trade. The American colonies shipped fish, furs, and other raw materials to England in exchange for manufactured products. Other participants in the...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2019 12:56 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

While slavery was prevalent in the colonies, indentured servitude may well have been the preferred choice for labor. An indenturing contract occurred when a man, woman, or child entered into a...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2019 2:50 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

During the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Middle Passage refers to the transportation of slaves from Africa to the Americas. It was a horrifying experience for the captured African. They had no idea...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2016 2:51 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The first African slave arrived in Hispaniola, the island that now comprises both the Dominican Republic and Haiti, in 1502, ten years after Columbus accidentally sailed to Dominica in 1492. The...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2018 10:18 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The transatlantic slave trade was one of the earliest international trade networks. It was organized as follows: 1) Europe to Africa Merchants from Western Europe would load weapons, gunpowder,...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2018 7:12 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Slaves were brought to the colonies in order to solve a labor shortage problem on the major plantations. Sugar, tobacco, and cotton are very labor-intensive crops. Indentured servants would often...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 11:41 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

European colonists justified slavery on a number of grounds. Some argued that the institution was openly endorsed in the Bible. The first settlers were staunch Protestants who believed in the...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019 11:52 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Though every colony had at least some enslaved people, the colonies that took in the most African slaves were those that raised staple crop for the Atlantic market. In North America, these colonies...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 4:30 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

"Unspeakable horror" is the phrase used by more than one author to describe the conditions captured Africans were subjected to on the ocean trek to the West Indies, which was named the Middle...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2013 6:15 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

An exact figure for this question is not really possible to express because the records that would be necessary are either incomplete, unavailable, or poorly kept. We can work in estimates though:...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2019 1:31 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The very definitions of slave and human are incompatible. If you are a human, then you are the same as every other human in terms of your basic biology. To be owned by anyone else as a slave...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2010 9:01 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

The treatment of indentured servants in colonial North America varied greatly. How they were treated depended largely on the attitude of the landowner for whom they worked. The landowners were...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 3:24 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Slavery in America began in the Virginia colony. During the early colonial period, there was a reliance on indentured servitude to supply workers for large tobacco plantations. The first of these...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 11:56 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

First, it is important to remember that, in actuality, less than 5% of African slaves ended up in North America—most were either sent to South/Latin America and the Caribbean or died during the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019 1:35 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Those for slavery argued that the practice was an important aspect of production. Supporters of slavery stated that the slaves provided the necessary labour that ensured the plantations and...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018 12:54 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Slavery was already an acceptable practice in England at the time North American colonization. The initial wave of British settlers struggled to survive and were only able to remain because of help...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 12:02 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

A variety of factors caused slavery to rise in the Southern colonies between 1619 and 1670. These included factors in the colonies themselves and factors elsewhere. Let us examine a few of these...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2015 4:40 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Indentured servitude is a system where the wealthy can obtain unfree laborers in exchange for a fixed fee. It was most used in combination with slavery in colonial America to obtain laborers for...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019 11:46 am UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

Most slaves came from the region of West Africa. The country today where the largest number of them—nearly two fifths—came from is Nigeria. Nigeria didn't exist at the time of the slave trade. It...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2019 12:07 pm UTC

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Slavery and Servitude in the Colonies

In the American colonies, indentured servitude and slavery were vastly different institutions. Indentured servants began to arrive in America mainly after the Virginia Company colonized Jamestown...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2019 5:24 pm UTC

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