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Rum

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Abhi Asokkumar

on 13 September 2016

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Transcript of Rum

Sales Prospectus of the New England colonies
By Abhi Asokkumar, Josheeca Ravindran, and Alexis Tiede
Although the rocky soil available is not suitable for large scale agriculture, the New England colonies have a booming economy based on coastal yields and trade:
Fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding
Exchanging rum for slaves, and slaves for molasses through the triangular trade
Merchants and businesses prospered
The Southern colonies, on the other hand run their economy through their heavy use of slavery
The Middle colonies are filled with deadly diseases.
Economy
The majority that settled are English male Puritans.
Structure:
Gentry~ large landowners, financiers, and rich
Middling~ the middle classmen: blacksmiths, millinery, silversmithing for trades.
Farmers~ laborers with the help of family only.
Free blacks~ They did not get the same rights as whites, but they owned small portions of land and had many work skills.
Enslaved house servants~

Social Organization
Religion:
People were frustrated with the church of England
Wanted to recreate society the way God intended it to be
Towns based on a model of the English village that new England settlers understood:
Supervised by colonial authorities
They held regular town meetings and were ruled by self-government

Political Structure
Africans:
A number of Africans held the status of freemen.
Slaves were trained and diversified to meet the more complex structure of the New England economy.
Native Americans:
Pilgrims and Puritans managed peaceful relationship with the native people, but a few disputes eventually led to war
Interactions with Natives and Africans
Rum
Slaves
Slaves
Molasses
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