Johann Martin Bolzius answers a questionnaire on Carolina and Georgia; an offprint from the William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. xiv, no. 2. 1957. Johann Martin Bolzius, translated and, Beverly Starika Klaus G. Loewald, Paul S. Taylor.

Johann Martin Bolzius answers a questionnaire on Carolina and Georgia; an offprint from the William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. xiv, no. 2. 1957

Berkeley: University of California, 1957. pp.218-262, notes and documents, frontis-portrait on inserted coated stock, introductory letter, questionnaire, appendix, erratum slip laid down at the foot of first page; very good reprint in tan printed wraps. Questions that occur to Europeans (ususally investors) are direct: are there poisonous animals; are Native Americans dangerous ("do they eat people"?). Pages 232 - 245 are devoted to the economics and safety of owning slaves; for instance, "How many Negroes are necessary for the cultivation of a well-appointed plantation of about 1,000 acres?" and "Eternal slavery to them as to all people is an unbearable yoike, and very harsh treatment as regards food and work exasperates them greatly. New Negros therefore must be treated very carefully, for they frequently take their own lives out of desperation.." Bureau of Business and Economic Research Reprint No. 29.

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