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 ... While most Southerne...
Life in the Plantation South. ... Plantation life created a society with clear class
divisions. ... Most Southerners did not experience this degree of wealth. ... The
tidewater aristocrats were the fortunate few who lived in stately plantation manors
with ... Most plantation owners took an active part in the operations of the
However, like many modern college graduates, Whitney had a debt to repay for
his ... With the ability to process cotton at a faster rate, southern plantation owners
... into the country (slave importation had been deemed illegal from 1808 on). ...
and slaves lived in the south, while a few wealthy plantation owners monopolized
Nor did southern farms and plantations devote their efforts exclusively to growing
... for export, the South devoted much of its energy to raising food and livestock. ...
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.
Jan 30, 2013 ... The average estate for the top one percent of the Southern wealthy was
$238,000, a figure ... Rice was the most important crop of the lower Southern
colonies. ... Like tobacco, indigo was grown exclusively for export. .... upper South
, primarily because the owners did not live year around on their plantations.
Jan 9, 2013 ... Much hullabaloo has been made recently about slavery as entertainment in
movies like "Django Unchained. ... Wealth from the slave trade took Western
Europe from being one of the world's poorest regions to its ... Slave revolts and
acts of sabotage were relatively common on Southern plantations.
How much would that be in today's dollars? ... The owners of a painting choose to
have part of wealth invested in something that does not .... and other types of
work, most slaves worked on the farms and plantations of their owners. ... If we
assume, for example, that the average slave will live 20 more years, then today's
The South prospered, but its wealth was very unequally distributed. ... a good
portion of the nation's wealth, while poor southern whites envisioned ... Wealthy
plantation owners like Lloyd came close to forming an American .... It can be
argued that, as in many societies, the concept of honor in the antebellum South
had much ...
Slavery and the Making of America Picture of a plantation house near Social ...
Living Conditions ... Illustration of wealthy slave owners happy - Library of
Congress ... The doctrine of paternalism guided much of the Southern rationale
for slavery. ... Geographic location, whether urban or rural, greatly impacted the
lives of the ...
Yet the vast majority of Southern Whites supported the institution of slavery and ...
So, in the South, most voters owned their own means of making a living, and by
the ... and could (much of the time, not always) be told how to vote by the rich
factory owners, ... Southerners did not like the easy divorce laws of the North, nor