family labor and the growth of the northern volonies
Posted: August 22nd, 2017
- The title of Chapter Three is “Family Labor and the Growth of the Northern Colonies.” Discuss the concept of family labor as it applies to the northern colonies of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. How does Who Built America? distinguish this concept from the individualistic free for all which it says characterized the growth of the southern colonies? In what ways does a society based on “family labor,” differ from one based on economic individualism? On democracy?
- Who Built America? says that by modern standards, the northern colonies were not democratic, yet they were more. democratic than other societies of the eighteenth century. Do you think that this is a fair summary of social and political conditions in the eighteent century northern American colonies?