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Student Activity 3: "Marinerís Digest" from the point of view of a merchant

Debate - After digesting the content of "The Mariners Digest" and understanding the connection of cod fish to the slave trade, prepare for a debate in writing or during an oral simulation:
  • Issue 1: Merchants involved with commercial fishing supported the slave trade in the Caribbean. Why?
  • Issue 2: Merchants involved with commercial fishing supported the slave trade in Africa. Why?

    Student Activity 4: "Marinerís Digest" from the point of view of a merchant

    Written reflection - Based on what you have discovered, predict how English emigration might help the New England economy in the future.

    Student Activity 5: Prediction based on "Marinerís Digest" text

    Explain how this 1647 statement by Richard Vines, a Massachusetts Bay merchant, predicts the growth of slavery by plantation owners. - "Men are so intent upon planting sugar that they had rather buy foode at very deare rates than produce it by labour, so infinite is the profitt of sugar workes after once accomplished."

    (Carse, Robert. Ports of Call. NY: Charles Scribnerís Sons, 1967.)


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