Definition: Colonialism is the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the 'mother country'.
Colonialism and Colonization Plantation Farming
Plantation Farming was the agricultural system in which large farms in the 13 colonies used slaves to plant and harvest cotton, rice, sugar, tobacco and other farm produce for trade and export which was based on 'cash crops' in which plants were sold and not used for personal use on the plantations.
Life on a Slave Plantation, Trade and Economic activity in the Slave Plantations, Slave Auctions and the role of the overseer and the owners of the slave plantations.
Trade, Colonialism and Colonization - Trade in the Colonies
Products traded in the New England Colonies included fish and whale products, ships, timber products and livestock products, horses, rum, whiskey and beer. Products traded in the Middle Colonies included corn, wheat and livestock. Products traded in the Southern Colonies included tobacco, cotton, sugar, rice and indigo.
Colonialism and Colonization - Colonial Trades and Occupations
Colonial Trades and Occupations consisted of many different jobs including Apothecary, Architect, Blacksmith, Brewers, Carpenters, Chandlers, Cooper (Barrel Maker), Gunsmith, Farmers and fur traders.
Trade, Colonialism and Colonization - Sugar Plantations
Slaves on the Southern Plantations, economic activity in the Plantations and the invention of the Sugar gin.
Colonialism and Colonization - Indentured servants
The Indentured Servants system, the contracts signed by Indentured Servants and the freedom dues.
Trade, Colonialism and Colonization - Salutary Neglect
Salutary Neglect was a long-standing British Policy in the original 13 colonies which allowed the colonists to violate the laws associated with trade.
Trade, Colonialism and Colonization - Industries
The industries, work, jobs and occupations of the colonists in the 13 colonies.
Colonialism and Colonization - Triangular Trade
The 'Triangular Trade' was three-sided, involving voyages from England to Africa, Africa to the Americas and then the Americas back to England.
The History of Trade, Colonialism and Colonization
This History of Colonialism and Colonization section of the website provides comprehensive details of the facts and information available about American History and Colonial America. Interesting facts and information about early American History of via this History of Trade, Colonialism and Colonization section.