This was wonderful news considering that many of the Jamestown colonists had died or suffered miserably as their farming efforts had been relatively unsuccessful. Throughout Virginia and the greater Chesapeake, the potential cash value of tobacco soon captivated the imaginations of the colonists. They began to plant it in every available clearing, from fields to the forts and streets of Jamestown, and eventually to much of Tidewater Virginia.  "Dominating the Virginia economy after 1622, tobacco remained the staple of the Chesapeake colonies, and its phenomenal rise is one of the most remarkable aspects of our colonial history. Tobacco cultivation and exports formed an essential component of the American colonial economy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade The Atlantic slave trade began in the early sixteenth century and extended all the way to the late nineteenth century. It involved the transportation of millions of Africans to the Americas. These Africans were forced to leave their countries in order to become the slaves of the newly found American colonies. Just the journey across the seas to the America’s was highly inhumane cramming hundreds of people onto small boats. The reason that the African slaves were needed was because they were strong and good workers.
In Equiano’s narrative he describes how cruel was the treatment of slaves. The narrative conveys the fright and amazement Equiano experienced in his new environment. He also writes about how he got on a ship to Captain Pascal and being his personal servant. During the travelling he developed a strange way of trading and due to this dealing he was able to make money. The first thin he bought from this money was the Bible.
The search for labor in southern states eventually led the states to do something they didn’t intend on doing. With the great demand for tobacco from states like Virginia and Maryland, and the large demand for sugar cane from the West Indies, the settlers were forced to turn to slave labor. They played a small role at first in the southern states, but eventually made up a large percentage of these areas populations. Georgia and North Carolina opposed slavery, but were unable to compete with the other states crop production. English settlers in Virginia and later Maryland around the Chesapeake Bay area discovered a crop from the Indians known as tobacco.
FRQ for Three World Collide (Chapter 1-3) What role did unfree labor play in colonial American society? Unfree labor systems have been around in America since the early 1600’s and can still be seen today. The first form of slavery started with the arrival of indentured servants, where people bound themselves to masters in return for passage to America, many of whom wanted to escape their turbulent homeland. Eventually, this turned into the slavery as we have come to know it- African Americans doing backbreaking work for little or no money. While many disregard this system as cruel and unfair, in reality it helped to shape America as it is today.
Analyze the orgins and development of slavey in Britains North American colonies in the period 1607-1776. African slaves who were brought to the Americas in the time period 1607-1776 were treated with great cruelty and lived and worked in very harsh conditions and were treated like animals. They were treated like pieces of property. The first Africans brought to the New World after 1607 were in Jamestown. As more settlers came in the situation kept on becoming worse, until 1612 when John Rolfe began the planting of tobacco, which was soon known as the cash crop for the colonies.
2) The Chesapeake was immensely hospitable to tobacco cultivation. The enormous production of tobacco depressed prices, but colonial Chesapeake tobacco growers responded to falling prices by planting still more acres of tobacco and bringing still more product to market. This caused the need for more labor, which was satisfied through indentured servants, who voluntarily mortgaged their bodies for several years in exchange for transatlantic passage and eventual freedom dues. 3) Slavery existed through indentured
Slavery: “The Peculiar Institution” Slaves were brought to the colonies first as indentured servants then slave traders started capturing slaves from Africa and bring them to the Caribbean. The colonist found slave labor cheap compared to indentured slaves who eventually ended their service. Slavery began in the United States about the 1630’s. During this time the colonial courts and legislatures made Africans property and enslaved to their masters for a life time. The legislature also ruled that slave status would be inherited by their children.
F.Q.R In Britain’s North America from the period of 1607 to 1776 there was slavery and how slavery started because of the demand for tobacco and sugar cane and the African Americans were the only ones who knew how to grow it. The first Africans that were sent to America were the ones in the Caribbean. The demand for slaves in North America helped expand the slave’s trade. As the slave trade expanded it also got more terrible. The Africans were brought here into filthy dark and were packed onto the ships also known as the “middle passage”.
Dylan Holt Per.2 4/27/2011 Huckleberry Finn Essay Since its release in 1885, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been the center of a major controversy. When this book was written the slave trade was a huge part of everyday life and little did the society of that time know, this book is a major step towards relieving our world of the pains of slavery. Huck Finn shows not only the major conflicts that an African American would have faced but also extreme prejudice that they faced with the use of the “n-word” over two hundred times. Used mostly as a derogatory term, the “n-word” referred to the thousands of black slaves in general but has slowly become acceptable in some societal bounds as a reference to a “distinguished” man that