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    • The Good Ol’ South
    • Myth Why I just adore living in the South! Or…
    • vs. Reality All by myself… don’t wanna be Next
    • Slave Quarters on a South Carolina Plantation, 1860
    • Industry in the South
      • Stayed agricultural because farming was so profitable
      • Lack of capital to invest in industry
      • Money was invested in land and slaves
      • The market in the south was smaller than that in the North
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    • Yeoman Farmer Tenant Farmer Plantation Owners Slaves
    • Yeoman Farmers
      • Largest group in the South
      • Their farms ranged from 50-200 acres
      • Grew crops for their own use and to sell
      • Lived in one story houses or log cabins
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    • Tenant Farmers
      • Rented land or worked on their landowners estate
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    • Plantation Owners
      • Small percentage of the population
      • Owned more than half of the slaves
      • Plantations could be up to several thousand acres
      • Measured wealth by slaves and their possessions
      • Many were kept in debt because they sold their cotton to agents who kept the product until it could be sold at a higher price
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    • The Enslaved
      • Most worked as field hands
      • Planted and raised crops from sun up to sun down
      • Domestic slaves worked in the house.
        • Cooked, cleaned, served meals, etc.
      • Others were trained as blacksmiths or carpenters
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    • "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture." Next
    • Slave Sale in Easton, MD. Back
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