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Week 2 Class 2 Notes

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Week 2 Class 2 Notes Hist 221

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History of the United States to 1877
Ian W. Beamish
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by mta8979 on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Hist 221 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette taught by Ian W. Beamish in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see History of the United States to 1877 in History at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Date Created: 09/07/16
Lecture Guide – Week 2 Class 2 – Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century Questions: • Why were some colonies able to survive in the sixteenth­century? •  How did Virginia and the Carolina Colony differ? Failed Colonies Jamestown (1607) • Early struggles • Almost abandoned • Powhatan • First Anglo­Powhatan War (1610­1614) • Pocahontas • Indentured Servants • Tobacco and Slavery (John Rolfe) • Opechancanough (1622­1632) • “Tobacco Brides” and Family Structure • Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) and elites’ fear of cross­racial alliances American Slavery, American Freedom • Virginia’s version of freedom required slavery The Caribbean and the South • Close ties because of proximity, history, and slavery  In particular, close ties to the English Caribbean colonies Barbados • One could argue that Barbados was one of the most important influences on the  southern colonies in their early history • “Jewel of Empire” • Distinct Identity • Hearth of slavery and plantation societies in the English Atlantic The Barbados Problem • Demographic and land crisis • By 1660s all good sugar land was taken  Perfect place for growing sugar • Wealthy sons had nothing to do  Resources running out and needed to expand   Small area with many plantations  Wanted their own plantation  Slaves in Barbados were African • Barbadian slave owners wanted desperately to find more sugar land and places to  invest their wealth  Leads voyage of Barbadians to settle new land South Carolina  William Hilton • Proprietary venture  First fleet to go Barbados for supplies, then back to Charlestown • First Fleet • Charles Town • The Carolina Colony in the 1680s  Grows rice through slave labor  Brutal slave laws imported from Barbados  Struggles of a Colony  Fewer issues with Native Americans in the very early period  Poor in people  Resupply was an issue  Proximity of Barbados  Needed a staple crop  Internal Divisions Takeaways on Establishing Southern Colonies  Haphazard process  Wide variety of motives  Limited imperial design  Colonial Competition  Instability due to environment and Native American interactions  Failure was the rule, success the exception  Carolina Colony and Virginia offered different models


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