hist notes 11-16 - Plantation Mistress o Responsibilities Nurse Oversaw the making of clothing(or made it themselves Tended the garden Care for the

hist notes 11-16 - Plantation Mistress o Responsibilities...

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11-16-07Plantation MistressoResponsibilitiesNurseOversaw the making of clothing (or made it themselves)Tended the gardenCare for the poultry (food preparation)Supervised and planned the work of all domestic slavesoThey were unhappy about having to work they way they didoMiscegenation – the mixing of two racesoLived off the slave systemThey were not going to buck the systemThey were dependant on itYeoman FarmersoSemi-sustenanceDid not own slavesWorked the land with their wives and children80% of this population owned land, the other 20% were tenant farmersThey raisedCornHogsA little tobaccoA little cottonThey sold extra for refined sugar, salt, and coffeeoThey were not poor, but never had a lot of moneyCould not afford technological innovationsoAlthough they envied white plantation owners, they would not fight for it because they wanted to uphold white supremacyo

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