9/11/2001


Colonial Culture

  • Vernacular (or Folk)

  • Urban Culture

  • Elite Culture














Chapter 3 Colonial Ways of Life


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John Singleton Copley

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Benjamin West

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Music








William Billings










New Philosophy: John Locke




Cotton Mather


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Benjamin Franklin

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Jonathan Edwards


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Colonial Taverns

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The Imperial Slave Economy


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South Atlantic System: success or failure?



Economically
  • Profitable
Politically
  • Relatively Successful
    • Mercantile Policy
    • No supervision
Socially

Virginians and other southern planters
  • wealth to a few
  • human cost

"The system undermined the character of the slaveholders:
each generation nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny."
Thomas Jefferson





Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation



Who benefited from the establishment of British colonies in the Americas?

What kinds of hardships did the establishment of the colonies create for Europeans, for Africans, and for Native Americans?