Economies of the English Colonies

Economies of the English Colonies

Author: Josh Arnold

Differentiate economic systems of New England, Middle, and Southern colonies including indentured servants and slaves as labor sources 

Students examine common industries and types of workers used in the colonies 

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Advanced Organizer for Southern Colonies

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Source: Josh Arnold

Economic systems: slavery and indentured servants

Source: Josh Arnold

How did slavery begin in North America?

Short video of a historian explaining how slavery was begun by the English in North America

Source: Christopher Brown, Columbia University