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“A Changing Social Order” 1. The general lifestyle and social behavior of the plantation owners was very formal. They dressed with very high quality clothes, huge dresses, and very clean suits. The plantation owners act very cocky and think they are top of the world. They have a huge house on many acres of land, they all get what they want, everyone has horses, and has luxurious items in their houses. The social behavior of the southerners is jealousy, authority, and greed. 2. The plantation owners and their families’ attitude towards other poor whites, house servants, and field hands were terrible. They talked to the servants with power and authority over them, bossing them around everywhere. They where treated the best because they lived with the families more than any other person outside their family and friends. They treated poor white trash as low life scrums. The plantation owners had no respect for them. They also treated the field hands like dogs. They worked them hard and long. The plantation owners and their families were very harsh and nobody should have been in their wrath. 3. The social structure was changed dramatically from before the Civil War and during the Civil War. Before the war the plantation owners where on top of the social structure, but it was a small percentage. Right below them was the business owners and doctors. The next step down was the other land owners. Right below them was the poor
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