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An Economy of Slaves

Lecture no. 6 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition

 An Economy of Slaves

Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The transition of these settlements to stable commercial success would not have been possible without a source of cheap labor. America's immensity of land and lack of labor to develop it required forced migration of laborers: convicts, indentured servants, beggars. But a less expensive and more permanent source of labor was the 11 million Africans who were torn from their homes to be slaves.

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Living Bravely
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Image of  Spain, France, and the Netherlands
Spain, France, and the Netherlands
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Gentlemen in the Wilderness
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Radicals in the Wilderness
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Traders in the Wilderness
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Image of  An Economy of Slaves
An Economy of Slaves
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Printers, Painters, and Preachers
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The Great Awakening
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The Great War for Empire
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The Rejection of Empire
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Image of  The American Revolution—Politics and People
The American Revolution—Politics and People
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The American Revolution—Howe's War
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The American Revolution—Washington's War
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Creating the Constitution
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Hamilton's Republic
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Republicans and Federalists
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Adams and Liberty
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The Jeffersonian Reaction
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Territory and Treason
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The Agrarian Republic
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Image of  The Disastrous War of 1812
The Disastrous War of 1812
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The "American System"
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A Nation Announcing Itself
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National Republican Follies
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The Second Great Awakening
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Dark Satanic Mills
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The Military Chieftain
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The Politics of Distrust
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The Monster Bank
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Whigs and Democrats
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American Romanticism
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The Age of Reform
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Southern Society and the Defense of Slavery
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Whose Manifest Destiny?
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The Mexican War
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The Great Compromise
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Sectional Tensions Escalate
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Drifting Toward Disaster
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The Coming of War
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The First Year of Fighting
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Shifting Tides of Battle
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Diplomatic Clashes and Sustaining the War
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Behind the Lines—Politics and Economies
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African Americans in Wartime
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The Union Drive to Victory
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Presidential Reconstruction
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Congress Takes Command
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Reconstruction Ends
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Industrialization
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Transcontinental Railroads
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The Last Indian Wars
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Farming the Great Plains
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African Americans after Reconstruction
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Men and Women
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Religion in Victorian America
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The Populists
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The New Immigration
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City Life
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Labor and Capital
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Theodore Roosevelt and Progressivism
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Mass Production
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World War I—The Road to Intervention
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World War I—Versailles and Wilson's Gambit
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The 1920s
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The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression
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The New Deal
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World War II—The Road to Pearl Harbor
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World War II—The European Theater
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World War II—The Pacific Theater
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The Cold War
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The Korean War and McCarthyism
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The Affluent Society
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The Civil Rights Movement
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The New Frontier and the Great Society
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The Rise of Mass Media
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The Vietnam War
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The Women's Movement
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Nixon and Watergate
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Environmentalism
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Religion in Twentieth-Century America
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Carter and the Reagan Revolution
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The New World Order
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Clinton's America and the Millennium
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Reflections
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