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APUSH-2-A

Chesapeake country


Resources:

History as Destiny: The Case of New York City
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
Charleston
Charleston

The Origins of Slavery in the New World
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
Slavery in the Americas: Plantation Agriculture
Laws and Statues: Codifying Slavery
Laws and Statutes: Slave Labor Expands
Laws and Statues: The Virginia Slave Code
Systems of Slavery: The Chesapeake

Relevant texts:
Text from the 1662 slavery act passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Text from the the Slave Code, the 1705 slavery statutes passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses to regularize slavery.

Relevant transcripts:
Professor Foner discusses the economic underpinnings of slavery.
Professor Foner discusses Bacon's Rebellion.
Professor Foner compares slave societies throughout history.

Relevant interactive tools:
Professor Foner discusses the tobacco-based system of slavery in the Chesapeake
Professor Foner discusses the tobacco-based system of slavery in the Chesapeake

Slavery in the Americas: Plantation Agriculture
Resource Type: Primary Source
Tobacco vendors, most but not all of them English, began advertising on illustrated sheets or cards in the eighteenth century. This "potent herb" label is likely an eighteenth-century illustration.

Slavery in the Americas: Plantation Agriculture
Resource Type: Primary Source
This engraving of the Algonquian village of Secotan is based on a watercolor by John White, who had traveled to a part of "Virginia" that is now known as the outer banks of North Carolina (1590).

Systems of Slavery: Diversity
Resource Type: Primary Source
A British cartographer counters the prevalence of French maps with the British view of the New World. The territory highlighted in yellow shows the French presence on the fur-bearing western and northern frontiers. Virginia and the Chesapeake are also delineated (1755).

African American Cultures
Resource Type: Primary Source
The Old Plantation. Painting by an unknown artist (c. 1800). A spirited gathering of African Americans dancing to and playing music.


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