Immigration In New England

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By 1770, the population within the colonies had skyrocketed from 250,000 (circa 1700), to well over two million. The population increase came from two sources: a natural birth increase and immigration. a third of the growth was from natural increase but the remaining amount was from immigration. The new immigrant, colonists differed in religious values, cultures, and races; making the thirteen colonies more diverse when it came to ethnics. This shifted a racial and cultural imbalance , diminishing the whitewashed society they had first started from. In New England, immigration wasn't most prominent, but natural increase was. Families would have up to eight kids. Growing population urged against the small amount of territory the Northern…show more content…
Barely a third of the middle colonies' ancestry was traced back to England. The majority of the Germans could relate to the Quakers, as they had sought America to get away from the persecution of Europe for relatable reasons. But the Scots and Irish differed in the fact that they rarely hesitated to pull out their guns and swear promises. The European immigrants often came over after crop failure and cost of living made them flee. Others who weren't able to pay their way with their own money became redemptioners, which were a variant form of indentured servants. Redemptioners would borrow money from a friend friend who was already awaiting them in the colonies, or as most did, would sell their bodies as servants. They then had to stay on the ship until someone would come to purchase them for labor. Unlike the original indentured servants, redemptioners would discuss this business…show more content…
The black population skyrocketed from just 20,000 to 400,000, boosting the African population to forty percent and shrinking the South's white population to just sixty (a shocking decrease of twenty percent!) This boost of black population came from the need of work in southern farms for crops like tobacco, rice and indigo (a blue dye). A lot of Africans had been born into free families of the villages of West Africa. though a lot of them shared different origins, from cultures of Africa such as: Igbo, Akan, and Mandinga. This meant slaves only had one thing in common (most of the time) and that was their enslavement. They were bought and sold (even resold) and then carried on a terrible journey across the Atlantic, called the Middle Passage. Writers such as Olaudah Equiano wrote and published about this journey, which caused avocations for the possible abolishment of

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