This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the role of mercantilism in the growth of agriculture, early industry, harbor development, shipping and trade, and slavery in the British colonies.

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

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Beyond Barbados, Part 3 - The Barbados Adventurers
Beyond Barbados, Part 3 - The Barbados Adventurers

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With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles...
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony

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Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of...
Beyond Barbados, Part 5 - A Cultural Hearth
Beyond Barbados, Part 5 - A Cultural Hearth

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The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is...
African American Contributions | Hanover House
African American Contributions | Hanover House

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William Hiott and Patrick McMillan discuss the contributions made by African Americans. When Paul de St. Julien died in 1741, he owned forty-five slaves. Most of the profit which came from St. Julien...
Between The Waters, Part 3 - The Rice Kingdom
Between The Waters, Part 3 - The Rice Kingdom

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, rice was the most produced crop in the United States, and provided the most wealth. Historian Daniel Littlefield, and botanist Richard Porcher, discuss rice’s African...
Bill of Exchange | History of SC Slide Collection
Bill of Exchange | History of SC Slide Collection

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The availability of "real" money, in the form of coins made of gold and silver, was a constant problem in all of the English colonies. Their need to purchase manufactured goods from Europe meant that...