A New World of Goods
firstname.lastname@example.org Social Science 116 | MWF 12:35-1:30 PM
Office Hrs: M 10:20 - 11:20 & F 1:30 - 3:30 Social Science 60S
Friday, September 15
- Objects paper due Monday Sept 25 (BB)
- OPTIONAL feedback via Blackboard
- EC: Sept 28 11:30 Hum 290 Charlottesville roundtable
- writing advice
- what meanings are attached to objects
- varieties of unfreedom
why shouldn't I write . . .
- "Since time immemorial," "Throughout history"
- "Europeans have always," "Natives have always"
- "All Europeans thought"
- watch out for ten dollar words
- write for someone else in class
- write for clarity
- structure is argument
- how and why, not who, what, where
- how did geography and religious beliefs shape cultural clothing norms in various regions?
- how did the cloth trade facilitate other kinds of trade?
Coffee Cantata - Bach
the consumer revolution
- working class Europeans work more to buy more
- manufacturing techniques industrialize
- manufactured goods become cheaper
- unemployment in Europe rises, driving immigration
culture of credit
- very few people can access cash!
- importance of a "good name"
- long-distance trade both individual and corporate
youth culture & print culture
- fear of "masterless men"
- wider circulation of news via coffee and chocolate houses
- false, idealized, or exaggerated accounts of Americas
varieties of unfreedom
- Iroquois captivity/adoption
- French "Panis"
- Esopus, 1639
- Iroquois French galley slaves, 1685
- 24 in Jamestown 1607 & 300 in New Amsterdam 1625
New Netherland & slavery
- West Indian Company & corporate charter 1614 - 1664
- "half freedom"
- freedom by baptism
- initially non-racial
- colony =/= colonialism
early New World slavery
- slavery as "intimate"
- small-scale agricultural or domestic work
- enslaved people in skilled trades
- isolation vs. community