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Bell Ringer – Recall Where was the first permanent English colony? What did many settlers spend their time doing when they first arrived? What crop did they finally grow that made the colony successful? The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first ______________ ____________ of the colonies
Slave Trade Look at the images – on SEPARATE PAPER record what you see What do you think the picture is showing?
Triangular trade: A pattern of colonial commerce in which slaves were bought on the African Gold Coast with New England rum and then traded in the West Indies for sugar or molasses, which was brought back to New England to be manufactured into rum.
Slavery before America Existed in many cultures across times and place Slavery was common in Africa – captives from war and raids brought many into servitude African slavery was different from what eventually developed in the United States How did it differ? In Africa slaves … – Were similar to indentured laborers (temporary service) NOT chattel slaves (where a person is the permanent property of the owner) – Had legal rights (could own property, marry, etc.) – Were no different (racially) than the rest of the community
Primary Source analysis Analyze the source you were assigned and complete one section of the worksheet Be prepared to share your images/excerpt with a small group
Voyage from Africa “Middle Passage” – journey slaves took over the Atlantic to the Americas, middle of three locations along the triangle route
Olaudah Equiano, an African captured as a boy who later wrote an autobiography, recalled... "The closeness of the place, and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself, almost suffocated us. This produced copious perspirations, so that the air soon became unfit for respiration, from a variety of loathsome smells, and brought on a sickness among the slaves, of which many died”
La Amistad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXS6JAhM e1Q
The slave trade (buying and selling of slaves from Africa) was declared illegal in 1808 Amistad rebellion 1839 – slaves revolt aboard the ship, end up on coast of NY, case goes to Supreme Court – should they be free??