Today we took some time to explore life for English colonists in the early American colonies. We started with a debrief of the Indian Slavery in South Carolina reading from the weekend, then examined a primary source by Richard Frethorne, a young indentured servant in Jamestown. We then analyzed a couple of passenger lists to draw some inferences about the differences between New England and Southern colonial settlements. We ended the day by analyzing a collection of primary sources and data from the Jamestown colony to gain insights on the life expectancies for settlers there.
Tonight, you need to finish the Jamestown activity, responding in 2-3 sentences, if you did not in class. You also need to craft a brief 1 paragraph minimum, 2 paragraphs maximum argument in response to the question: What was the primary reason for the development of the system of imported unfree labor in the Souther colonies. You should also listen to THIS PODCAST on the Great Dismal Swamp and be prepared to discuss tomorrow.