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Religion & Inequality in Early America

Religion & Inequality in Early America

Gov. William Bradford (1590-1657) William Bradford was the governor of Plymouth colony. He came to New England on the Mayflower in 1620 and in 1621, on the death of John Carver, was chosen leader of the Pilgrims.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

When Christmas Was Banned in Boston

William Bradford William Bradford was the governor of Plymouth colony. He came to New England on the Mayflower in 1620 and in on the death of John Carver, was chosen leader of the Pilgrims.

A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachusetts] Bay, in North America, from a late survey. | Library of Congress

A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i. Massachusetts] Bay, in North America, from a late survey.

Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.-Spirits of the Passage

Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves to the Americas. Transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.

African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling).  Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland,  or forcibly removed.  They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime.  Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African.  African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.

African slaves were very expensive Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime.

Article: Swearing in Early Modern England.   Illustration by Sarah King.

Article: Swearing in Early Modern England. Illustration by Sarah King.

The Despair Death of the Middle-Aged American - The Atlantic

Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair

Even as longevity increases across the rich world, uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying earlier. Two economists speculate on the reasons why.

He Named Me Malala / Ta pani mulle nimeks Malala (PÖFF 2013)

He Named Me Malala / Ta pani mulle nimeks Malala (PÖFF

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