Student Activity 3: "Marinerís Digest" from the point of view of a merchantDebate - 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:
Student Activity 4: "Marinerís Digest" from the point of view of a merchantWritten 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.)