By Richard Worth
The us is actually a state of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the hot international, this booklet conveys the buzz of those tales to kids. It highlights the topics, humans, locations, and occasions that have been vital to every immigrant team.
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Often forced to take poorly paying jobs to survive. African Americans in the northern states who remained in slavery often found that their masters were in no hurry to free them. Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey passed laws that called for only a gradual emancipation (freeing) of slaves over several decades. In the South, the status of African Americans varied from state to state. Virginia, for example, passed a law stating that any former slave was free if he had fought for the Patriot cause.
White masters rationalized the breakup of slave families by insisting that African Americans did not regard their family relationships in the same way as whites did and that it made no difference to African Americans if they lost their spouse or children. ” Slaves are shown using a cotton gin. This machine helped dramatically increase the need for slaves throughout the South. The Growth of Slavery 40 New Lives The Growth of Slavery O nce they reached their destination on another plantation, slaves were regularly accepted into new adoptive families.
In southern Louisiana, planters established sugarcane plantations, where the work was even harder. Slaves cut the cane and processed it into sugar, working day and night at harvesting time. ” According to one estimate, a slave could endure only about seven years on a sugar plantation before dying from overwork. During the 19th century, the demand for slaves grew to keep up with production on the cotton and sugar plantations. According Between 1820 and 1830, only 17 to historian Hugh Thomas, “As Africans came to the United States many Africans were probably as voluntary immigrants.
Africans In America (Immigration to the United States) by Richard Worth