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Early US History Week 6 Notes

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Early US History Week 6 Notes HI 1063

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Early US History
Peter Messer
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Date Created: 09/22/16
9­22­16 Early US History • Questions ­ What were the prevailing economic, social, and political conditions in the  “mature” British colonies? ­ How did those conditions contribute to the Great Awakening? • Imperial Reform ­ centralization • Navigation Acts ­ customs system ­ Board of Trade • all products have to be sent to colonies or England • only sent in British built ships with British crews • governors ­ conflict/cooperation • trade ­ Strangers built ships in New England • politics • Mature Colonies ­ population growth • 250K in 1700 • 500K in 1730 • 2.5M in 1775 ­ natural increase, women giving birth to 8 or more children per family • 350K immigrants ­ vibrant politics • very competitive • except in South Carolina because people only wanted to grow rice there ­ economic expansion • cities ­ concentrates capital  9­22­16 Early US History • boosts the market ­ Philly ­ Boston ­ New York ­ Charles Town ­ Newport • Prosperity ­ wealth • colonies worth 13£ per annum • England worth 11£ and France 6£ • 1/4 tax rate in England ­ consumption • 10% of all British goods • moved to 37% • Goods ­ fabric • fine, luxury fabrics ­ furniture • houses becoming fancy ­ tea sets, china, porcelain  • Consequences ­ cultural • connections • aspirations ­ neurological? • dopamine­ hormone for pleasure ­ coffee ­ tea ­ handling luxury goods 9­22­16 Early US History ­ new spaces and places • taverns • spaces of sociability • Problems ­ poverty • Boston’s poor doubles • New York’s poor quadruples ­ how? • not every one that moves to the city becomes successful • cities are small • greater class division ­ land exhaustion/ population • states have been subdivided • soil is not rich like it used to be ­ slavery • most colonies are societies with slaves • 500,000 enslaved people by 1775 • labor regime ­ most slaves live in urban areas who work for elites as house servants ­ usually work without other slaves ­ task: lowcountry • swamps have mosquitos that transmit disease • once slaves are done doing that master’s work, they have free time to  do whatever they want ­ most slaves grew their own food and took care of themselves ­ some slaves that grew crops would sell their extra for money  (illegally) ­ gang: Chesapeake 9­22­16 Early US History • many slaves working together  • not a lot of free time • more structured; more controlled • a slave for every job • Creole Culture ­ slaves in North were surrounded by whites ­ slaves integrated into white culture • families • church ­ lowcountry • most African culture ­ Chesapeake • slaves live longer • slaves fresh from Africa have a difficult time integrating ­ conditions worsen • people work longer, die more often ­ revolts • New York: 1712, 1241 • Stono: 1739 • Virginia: 1687, 1710, 1722, 1723, 1730 • Great Awakening ­ crisis in religion • New England ­ people want to be saved but they’re not  • Middle Colonies ­ people want to go to church and be involved but they don't have the  means 9­22­16 Early US History • New Religion  ­ new style • more up to the individual • more about “feeling” and understanding the faith  ­ Jonathan Edwards: 1743­1735, 1740 ­ George Whitfield ­ controversies ­ innovations


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