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  • 1. Chapter 14.2 pgs. 331-338 What was life like in the South before 1860?
  • 2. Small Farms
    • Majority of Southerners lived on small farms
    • Lived on less fertile soil
    • Owned 1 or 2 slaves. Farmed their property with family
    • Raised corn, potatoes, vegetables for food
    • Some cotton enough to provide cash for family
  • 3. Mountain Whites
    • Lived apart from rest of population
    • Rough frontier life
    • Lived on food they grew
    • Fishers and hunters to survive
    • Proud and independent despite poverty
    • Little interest in slavery or other major issues
  • 4. City Folk
    • Unlike North farming still important
    • Few large cities
    • 1860 only Baltimore and New Orleans ranked in nation’s top 10 largest cities
    • Most southern city dwellers were white.
    • They were doctors, lawyers, merchants, or skilled labor
  • 5. Plantation System
    • Rich planters – small group but powerful
    • Leaders in their states, social centers
    • Used slave labor to help with cotton process
  • 6. Slavery
    • What is slavery?
    • Slaves expensive
    • 1860 1 white family out of 4 owned slaves
    • Price of strong field hand - $1,200 - $1,500
  • 7. Cotton Process
    • Cotton required more field hands than any other crop
    • Planters spent lots of money buying slaves
    • Cotton brought political power
    • 1860 out of 8 million whites, only 10,000 southerners owned 50 or more slaves
    • Rich planters were leaders also spoke for the South in Congress
  • 8. Cotton Process
    • Fields plowed at end of winter and plants planted
    • Slaves tended plants day by day keeping out weeds and insect damage
    • Fall – slaves carried bags and picked cotton
    • Slaves in fields from daylight to dark with only a brief lunch
  • 9. Cotton Process Continued
    • After picking, cotton went to gin
    • Then was bailed and transported by either wagons or wharfs and shipped to steamboats.
    • Steamboats carried cotton to port cities and shipped to New England states or Britain
  • 10. Question??
    • How did planters transport their cotton to market??
  • 11. Plantation Lifestyles
    • Wealthy planters lived in large, stately houses
    • Houses generally had pillars with large rooms, high ceilings, and tall windows
    • Not all leisure
    • Had to give directions or even direct slaves themselves
    • Plantation owners were both men and women mostly men
  • 12. Lifestyle continued
    • Owner’s wife generally directed house staff and gave medical care
    • Required great deal of organization to be a successful plantation
  • 13. Slave Lifestyle
    • Some were house slaves which included; kitchen help, maids, butlers, and coach drivers
    • Some were skilled slaves such as carpenters, blacksmiths, and gardeners
    • Majority were field hands
  • 14. Hard Lives
    • Lived in cabins close to owners
    • No windows and single rooms
    • Bed was plank of wood with a coarse blanket
    • Had a fireplace for cooking and heating
    • Food consisted of pork, corn meal, and molasses
    • Few clothes had to last them all
    • year
    • Many Southerners felt slavery was a benefit to black people
  • 15. Generosity
    • Some slave owners were generous
    • Gave slaves some comfort such as allowing them to hunt, fish, plant gardens, and raise chickens
    • Still hard however, due to the fact they lost their freedom, working for nothing, and rewarded or punished as the owner saw fit
    • Harsh owners often beat and whipped their slaves especially if they ran away or misbehaved
  • 16. Slave Culture
    • Religion – Christianity, hoped to find comfort and reward of going to heaven
    • Attended Methodist or Baptist churches run by white congregations
    • Some all black churches – African Baptist Church
    • Could run own services
  • 17. New Style
    • Developed new style of music
    • Sang spirituals which were religious folk songs
    • Expressed yearning for freedom
    • Slow chants while working
    • Told folktales at night
  • 18. Separation
    • Slaves tried to keep families together
    • One of most cruel aspects of slavery was members often sold to different masters
    • Especially when “Old South” started moving to “Lower South”
  • 19. Fear
    • Plantation owners feared revolts since slaves outnumbered the whites
    • Main reason why they overworked their slaves and kept discipline strict
  • 20. Question??
    • Why did slaves fear being sold “down the river” to the Lower South?
  • 21. Rebellions
    • To show their desire for freedom slaves not only expressed themselves through their culture but also by running away or by rebelling
    • Approximately 200 rebellions took place during the years slavery was in existence
  • 22. Rebellions
    • Seldom led to freedom
    • Proved they would fight for freedom
  • 23. Rebel Leaders
    • Nat Turner
    • Led one of the bloodiest revolts of the time
    • 1831 he and his band of slaves killed 57 white people
    • Led to more than 100 blacks being killed by whites who panicked due to the uprising
  • 24. Leaders
    • Gabriel Prosser – Virginia
    • Denmark Vesey – South Carolina
    • Madison Washington – Louisiana
    • Washington led a successful revolt aboard the ship Creole. They seized the ship and sailed to the West Indies living out their lives in freedom
  • 25. Blacks in the City
    • Some blacks lived in cities
    • Some were free, some were hired skilled labor
    • 1860 about 260,000 free blacks lived in south
    • Many left country to live in city where they could own property and hold jobs
    • Some were successful in business
    • Most lacked education and opportunity to vote
  • 26. Question??
    • What factors enabled a minority of people – the planters – to maintain political leadership in the South?