Five Years to Life: labor in Early Colonial Maryland

Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are asked what does this tell them about the production of tobacco? Students are explained that Tobacco was what was known as a "Cash Crop," it was grown solely for the purpose of sale.

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