How important was slavery to the creation and expansion of British North America before 1776?
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION IN A 2 PAGE ESSAY. UTILIZE THE TEXTBOOK, AT LEAST TWO OF THE PRIMARY SOURCES, AND AT LEAST ONE ADDITIONAL SECONDARY READING (E.G. MORGAN).
QUESTION: Historian Linda Colley lists 3 P’s: Protestantism, Profits and Peripheries as three central elements of the success of the British Empire and its American colonies in the 18th Century. Historians like Edmund Morgan would likely counter that slavery should be central to the story. How important was slavery to the creation and expansion of British North America before 1776?
I RECOMMEND A STRONG ESSAY FORMAT: CLEAR THESIS IN THE INTRODUCTION, 2-3 PARAGRAPHS THAT LIST EXAMPLES THAT SUPPORT YOUR THESIS, ONE PARAGRAPH WHERE YOU OUTLINE EXCEPTIONS TO AND/OR ARGUMENTS AGAINST YOUR THESIS AND A CONCLUSION WHERE YOU SUMMARIZE AND ARGUE WHY YOUR ARGUMENT IS CORRECT.