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History 2365: American History to 1877

by: Tyler Varzeas

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Tyler Varzeas
Baylor University
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History of the United States to 1877
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Date Created: 09/11/16
History 2365: American History to 1877 7 September 2016 Social Stability in New England Family life o Puritans have high view of family (most important unit in society) o Makes transitions to New England easier  Retains family network and gender balance o Gives people a greater chance to be married in the New World Puritan Women o Women would step in and take place as head of household when father was gone o Supports the man and the family as a whole o Women were allowed to engage in side­economic practices o Far more women become church members than men Social Order o Women could not own land     Yeoman: Independent farmers who primarily raised subsistence crops  Become ideal of what American Colonial experience will be like o Servitude: A synonym for apprenticeship  Children of 12 years old would work with a specialist in a specific field  Not an exploitative system The Challenge of the Chesapeake  Family life and Mortality rates o More men than women, and very high mortality rates  Planter Society o Planters: Most wealthy in Chesapeake society o Freemen: Those that had served out period of servanthood o Indentured Servants: Large percentage if labor force o Slaves Race and Freedom  Roots of Slavery o Slave trade: Black­African slaves become the “best­option” due to their immunity to many environmental and European diseases     The Middle Passage o English use same arguments about slaves for Africans as they used for Natives     Royal African Company: English begin transferring slaves directly from Africa to North America African American Identities o Creole communities: Blending of two or more cultures o Christianity and spirituality: African beliefs begin mixing with Christian beliefs  (Voodoo) o Revolt  Can speak same language and communicate  Christian beliefs contradict slavery, and slaves notice this  Strength in numbers 1739 Stono Rebellion o Slaves begin killing their masters and travel to Florida to be freed o Stopped by militia, and most are killed on the spot or soon after


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