In the wake of the deaths of indigenous Americans from European-conveyed microbes from which they had no immunity, the Spanish colonists turned to importing Africans.
Nowhere else besides Haiti did slavery end so suddenly, so completely, and with so little compensation for former slaveholders By the s, vivax malaria a comparatively milder form of the disease began to afflict colonists in Virginia and Maryland; by the s, it was present in the Carolina low country.
Some of the larger native cultures probably numbered in the tens of thousands. Since the states in the South had been devastated by the War, it was deemed that the victorious but beneficent North would attempt to reconstruct the South into a more compliant neighbor.
Cotton emerged as the great global commodity, driving factories in the most advanced economies of the world. Serious smallpox epidemics struck the southern interior in,andkilling thousands of Indians during every outbreak. There are a few remedies under the common law but the most common is damages — contractual and tortious damages.
While some people still spoke of the universal dreams of the French and American Revolutions, of inalienable attributes of humankind, others spoke of historical grievance, ethnic unity, and economic self-interest. Slaves imported to the region brought in new strains of malarial parasites and either slaves or slave traders eventually introduced yellow fever, a much more deadly mosquito-borne disease, into the town of Charleston.
Slavery and Nineteenth-Century Globalization More obviously than most nations, the United States was the product of global history. For other treatments of the topic, see Daniel S.
The leaders of the Americans admitted they knew little about their opponents, but brought the same assumptions about race to the conflict that they brought to their dealings with all non-Europeans everywhere.