Module 02: Unthinking Decision? Why Did Slavery Emerge in Virginia?

Evidence 10: Life Expectancy After Arrival in Virginia, 1620-1690

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The chart below depicts how long an individual, either servant or slave, was likely to live after arriving in Virginia.

Question to Consider

  • What factors might have caused life expectancy to rise or fall?


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