Plantations were an important aspect of the history of the American South,
particularly the ... The wealthiest planters, such as the Virginia elite with
plantations near the James ... The great majo...
Life in the Plantation South. ... End of the American Century. The Southern
Colonies ... Most Southerners did not experience this degree of wealth. The
The less wealthy planter lived well but in more modest circumstances and ...
These were the most influential people in the South and in 1860 numbered fewer
than 50,000. ... land and who lived much like small farmers in other parts of the
country. ... The treatment of slaves on plantations where the owner was frequently
Nor did southern farms and plantations devote their efforts exclusively to growing
... The white South's social structure was much more complex than the popular ...
any country in Europe except England, and it had achieved a level of wealth ...
Well over half of the richest 1 percent of Americans in 1860 lived in the South.
Illustration of wealthy slave owners happy - Library of Congress ... The doctrine of
paternalism guided much of the Southern rationale for slavery. ... which spread
Christianity far and wide, Southern plantation owners defined slavery not ...
Slaves who lived in urban areas, estimated in the early nineteenth century at less
The planter aristocrats enjoyed a lion's share of southern wealth ... the white
South to become the most Anglo-Saxon section of the United States nation ...
Smaller slave owners did not own a majority of the slaves, but they made up a ...
who raised corn and hogs, not cotton, and often lived isolated lives (occasional
The owners of a painting choose to have part of wealth invested in something
that does ... Why would a slave have so much value? .... and other types of work,
most slaves worked on the farms and plantations of their owners. .... The average
white Southern family in antebellum America lived on a small farm without slaves.
The enterprising slave owner bought and sold slaves for an additional source of
income. ... (A very few plantations were several thousand acres in size and used
... Wealth, social position, and lifestyle separated the planter from the farmer who
... The yeoman families lived much more isolated lives than their counterparts in ...
The proportion there never got much above 5 percent of the total population. ...
Most Southerners owned no slaves and most slaves lived in small groups rather
than ..... The Southern overseer was the linchpin of the large slave plantation. ....
up the prices of slaves already living in the U.S and, hence, their masters' wealth.
Most of the first African slaves were captured in Africa by the Dutch or by fellow
Africans. ... Many of these slaves provided domestic service to wealthy families.
..... These changes all added up to large profits for southern plantation owners. ...
the presidency on an anti-slavery platform, and like-minded Republicans gained