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13 2 southern society

  1. 1. CHAPTER 13: The South Section 2: Southern Society
  2. 2. THE ANTEBELLUM PERIOD Antebellum = before the Civil War 1/3 rd of white southerners ownedslaves Most of theSouth was anagriculturalarea
  3. 3. PLANTERS Planted cash crops Rich & white Large influence on economy andgovernment
  4. 4. PLANTERS Owned plantations Lived in mansions
  5. 5. PLANTERS Owned many slaves
  6. 6. PLANTERS Wives took care of social events
  7. 7. YEOMEN & POOR WHITES Yeoman – owner of small farm •White and middle class •Did not own slaves
  8. 8. YEOMEN & POOR WHITES Poor whites – lived on land thatcould not produce cash crops
  9. 9. AFRICAN AMERICANS Free AfricanAmericans •Worked low paying jobs • Faced much discrimination
  10. 10. AFRICAN AMERICANS Slaves •Had no rights and were not paid

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