Telling the story of the colonization of Alabama from Britain
Young Adult (18-35)
North American (General)
North American (US General American - GenAM)
North American (US West Coast - California, Portland)
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In the early 17 hundreds, waves of English, Irish, Scots and Germans flocked to America in search of a new life. Many Englishmen arrived as indentured servants and worked in the tobacco industry. Others were sons of aristocrats who came to start their own homesteads. The Scots Irish left behind persecution and governmental restrictions in the woolen industry. In the harbor's along the Virginia and Carolina coastline, they worked in the colonial linen trade, crafting, transporting and exporting goods. German settlers left behind a home and racked by warfare, pestilence, disease and economic instability. In the early 18 hundreds, Alabama fever gripped thousands of farmers from Virginia, Tennessee and the Carolinas. The cotton boom of the previous century had destroyed the soil on the Eastern seaboard. So in the U. S, government forcibly relocated the Indian Creek nation and opened up millions of acres of land. Many planters left their farms and headed directly to Alabama. The early years were difficult, and most newcomers eked out there, living as humble farmers. Conflict was common between the Native Americans and white settlers who had poured into Alabama. Wealthy plantation owners brought enslaved African Americans from the east and droves to plant cotton In the fertile upland region known as the Black Belt. Horror farmers grew corn in the wire grass hill country of the North. It wasn't long before there were lumber and textile mills, newspapers, mercantile shops, banks and better transportation. Establishing a new cotton kingdom. Thes people formed communities based on shared circumstances like geography, religion, language and politics. They married and had families within these communities that lasted over generations. And today their descendants, which likely include you, are connected through a share genetic code found in their DNA. Your ancestors didn't take a DNA test, but you did your DNA. Let's ancestor connect you to genetic communities of today and the people and places that make up your past come explore who the early settlers of northern Alabama were and the events and choices they made that led to you
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