Slavery sc uva_2011

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Lecture by S. Max Edelson, Dept. of History, University of Virginia; ARTH 2753 - Arts & Cultures of the Slave South, UVA, 2/21/2011

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Slavery sc uva_2011

  1. 1. Geography, Settlement, and Slavery in Colonial South Carolina<br />S. Max Edelson<br />Corcoran Department of History<br />
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  3. 3. Herman Moll, A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye Continent of North America (1715)<br />
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  11. 11. Women pounding rice in West Africa . . .<br />. . . and in the Lowcountry<br />Rice<br />Creating a new staple<br />Rice as food<br />for Africans<br />for Europeans<br />
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  13. 13. The rice landscape in the Carolina Lowcountry, c. 1790<br />Elizabeth and Edward Hyrne, fl. 1700-1708<br />Settling a plantation<br />Becoming slave owners<br />Adapting to Carolina<br />
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  15. 15. South Carolina: core plantation zone<br />
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  17. 17. South Carolina: secondary extension to the Edisto and Santee Rivers<br />
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  20. 20. Core vs.<br />Frontier<br />
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  22. 22. William De Brahm, Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (London, 1757) <br />
  23. 23. SC and Ga.: 1757, 1760<br />
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  25. 25. Detail, William De Brahm, Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (London, 1757) <br />
  26. 26. Detail, William De Brahm, Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (London, 1757) <br />
  27. 27. How settlement shaped society<br />Households<br />England and Wales, 1755<br />Adult Population: 3.3 million<br />% legal dependents: 39.8%<br />Mainland colonies, 1774<br />Adult Population: 1.0 million<br />% Legal dependents: 54.4<br />
  28. 28. How settlement shaped society<br />Slavery and land<br />“stock”: a special kind of human capital<br />“hands”: human capacity to change “wilderness” into “civilization”<br />

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