The Good Ol’ South
Myth
Why I just adore
living in the
South!
Or…
vs. Reality
All by myself…
don’t wanna be
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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
• Mo...
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 s...
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 s...
The Enslaved
• Most worked as field hands
• Planted and raised crops from sun up to
sun down
• Domestic slaves worked in t...
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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; ...
Slave Sale in Easton, MD.
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  1. 1. The Good Ol’ South
  2. 2. Myth Why I just adore living in the South! Or…
  3. 3. vs. Reality All by myself… don’t wanna be Next
  4. 4. Slave Quarters on a South Carolina Plantation, 1860
  5. 5. 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 Next
  6. 6. Yeoman Farmer Tenant Farmer Plantation Owners Slaves
  7. 7. 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 Back
  8. 8. Tenant Farmers • Rented land or worked on their landowners estate BackBack
  9. 9. 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 BackBack
  10. 10. 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 PicturesPictures VideoVideo
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  15. 15. "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." NextNext
  16. 16. Slave Sale in Easton, MD. BackBack
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