The English Colonies. 1605-1774. The Southern Colonies. Founding a New Colony. Founding a New Colony. Jamestown founded May 14, 1607 40 miles up James River in Virginia Lack of preparation Surrounded by marshes Disease carrying mosquitos. Jamestown. 105 colonists 2/3 died by winter
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The English Colonies
…Technically it’s a terrapin
Remember this fact for later
Spanish Florida and the rest
of the colonies
where debtors could make a
What a nice guy…
servants as main source
Virginia, 1705 – "If any slave resists his master...
and in correcting such a slave, shall happen to be killed in such correction...
the master shall be free of all punishment...
as if such accident never happened."
South Carolina, 1712 - Any slave who evades capture for 20 days or more
is to be publicly whipped for the first offense;
branded with the letter R on the right cheek for the second offense;
and lose one ear for the third offense;
and castrated for the fourth offense.
Alabama, 1833 - "Any person or persons who attempt to teach any free person of color,
or slave, to spell, read, or write, shall, upon conviction thereof by indictment,
be fined in a sum not less than two hundred and fifty dollars,
nor more than five hundred dollars."
“Tortures, murder, and every other imaginable barbarity…are practiced upon the poor slaves with impunity. I hope the slave-trade will be abolished.”