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A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666)

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1 A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666)
Robert Horne “King Charles II awards proprietors the right to establish a colony north of Florida to act as a barrier to the Spanish.” (Foner, 93) Carolina is also created in response to the dwindling amount of available land in Barbados. About 1300 people of European descent settle in South Carolina by Many of them came from Barbados. Those people retained close ties with Barbados. They also engaged in the slave trade, enslaving nearby Native Americans for transport to the Caribbean. “…The Healthfulness of the Air; the Fertility of the Earth and Waters, and great Pleasure and Profit will accrue to those that shall go thither [there] to enjoy the fame”

2 Province of Carolina

3 How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?
Specifics (Evidence/Short Quote or Paraphrase) trees/woods/rivers Potatoes/roots/crops air Very short and moderate winter “most temperate clime” (climate) Generalizations (Categories/Meaning) Land is Abundant (lots of land) Land is Fertile (good soil for crops) Location is Healthful (promotes good health) _____ _?________ Answer: weather is fantastic! When you read these primary sources, try to develop a T-chart and divide the themes presented (the generalizations, categories and meanings) and provide short pieces of evidence that support that theme. How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?

4 Carolina Paradise?

5 How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?
Thesis: Robert Horne argues that the Province is like a Paradise on Earth. Land is Abundant Example Land is Fertile Climate is Perfect Location is Healthful How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?

6 How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?
Thesis: Robert Horne argues that the Province is like a Paradise on Earth. Land is Abundant “good timber for several uses” “woods are stored with Deer and Wild Turkeys, of a great magnitude” “Rivers…stored with great abundance of Sturgeon, Salmon, Bass…most pleasant sorts of fish…” Land is Fertile “rich ground as any in the world” “great increase every crop: apples, pears, and other English fruit” “marshes and meadows are very large…and will bear any grain being prepared.” Climate is Perfect “…seated in the most temperate Clime…” “Light of Heaven brings many advantages…secures them from…his scortching beams.” “Summer is not too hot, and the Winter is very short and moderate…” Location is Healthful “a wholsome Air” “makes this Place so desireable” “a most pleasant healthful and fruitful Country…” Land is Fertile: “most sorts of seeds and roots..thrive very well” How does Horne convince others to come to Carolina?

7 “The [6] chief Privileges”
Religious toleration Tax relief on certain commodities Free land if one can transport him/herself Servants also receive land after performing their duties Colonials may elect their own officials for local government Colonials may SERVE on the General Assembly of their local government. “The [6] chief Privileges”

8 Who is Horne trying to attract?
Second sons of gentlemen (colonial leaders, essentially) Artisans – carpenters, wheelwrights, bricklayers, smiths, husbandmen, etc. Servants – servants will receive land and their work is very easy Single women – under 50 years of age and “civil” in temperament. Who is Horne trying to attract?

9 Is this Propaganda? Why or why not?


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