Time, Space And The Evolution Of Afro-American Society On British Mainland North America

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“Time, Space, and the Evolution of Afro-American Society on British Mainland North America” is an essay written by Ira Berlin on the history of North American slavery. His main argument in this essay is that when historians tried to explain about slavery they focused on slavery prior to the Civil War. They ignored the fact that the patterns of slavery changes over time (which is how the essay gets it’s title of time and space); the patterns before the Civil War are very different then the patterns during and after the Civil War. There are three slave systems described in this essay. The first was a Northern nonplantation system. The second and third were Southern plantation systems, one around Chesapeake Bay and the other in the lower
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