Presentation on theme: "“The interracial drama acted out on the American continent has not only created a new black man, it has created a new white man too.” - James Baldwin."— Presentation transcript:
0 Why did slavery become the dominant labor system in the Chesapeake colonies?
1 “The interracial drama acted out on the American continent has not only created a new black man, it has created a new white man too.”- James Baldwin
6 Nathaniel Bacon (left) AND William Berkeley, right (governor of VA)
7 B. Bacon’s Rebellion 1. Over representation in the House of Burgesses a. Dispute over Virginia’s Indian policyb. Frontiers-people resented elite;wanted more of a voice2. Modestly successful – more small landownerselected to office; minor success in passingregulatory laws
8 3. Significance → Exposed class conflict in colonies -- Exposed growing power of lowerclass (and growing number)-- Elites feared rebellion→ Planters began turning to slavery
9 III. Growth of Slavery in the South A. Natives and indentured servants failas viable labor optionsB. Slave labor is economical1. labored for life2. Reproduced more slaves3. Atlantic slave trade was ongoingC. Planters have more $ by end of 17th c.D. African slavery shifted dynamic b/wsocial classes