The Growth of Slavery
Skylar Chappell and Marcella Kingman
Colonial America Slave Trade and Growth
how the slave trade started
Slaves first started as non popular trade, but once farmers heard about how they can help and make their crops, field, etc. they rapidly started to sell. The slaves were not only there to work on the field, but they showed the farmers how to grow new crops and produce them. By the time of the 17th century, Francis Le Jau spoke against slavery which was a big help to slow down slave trade.
Taking A Stand
- The main reason why the slaves came to the 13 colonies was because of Europe's influence on them.
- Slave trade between Europe and West Africa had been occurring for over 50 years and it was naturally reflected onto the 13 colonies.
- Slaves begin to rapidly grow in popularity towards the end of the 17th century.
- African slaves brought agriculture skills and they were able to handle the hot, intense weather.
- Slaves were the backbone of the South.
Taking A Stand
- The slaves were treated with cruelty and begin to take a stand.
- There were a few white men against slavery, like Francis La Jau.
- On September 9th, 1739, an African man named Jemmy led a march to SPanish land (Flordia) in search of freedom.
- Especially in New York City, whites begin to fear black men.
Other Locations Involved
- Massachusetts became the first colony to legalize slavery in 1641.
- Half of the slaves coming to the 13 colonies in the 1700s came to Charleston, South Carolina.
- Fires begin breaking out in New York, African Slaves were accused and executed.
- In 1750, Georgia was the colony to legalize slavery.