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Lecture 7 Rice and Slavery in the Carolinas The Carolinas were established nearly thirty years after Maryland, however, they developed in much the same way. Eight “Proprietors” were granted land grants that gave them almost kingly powers from Charles II, and they used those powers the same way that Lord Baltimore did. Slavery developed in the Carolinas as well, but its nature was much different than that of Virginia and Maryland with the development of a “Task System” of slave labor. This gave the slaves a small amount of autonomy over their time, but conditions remained harsh, and disease and exhaustion took their toll on the slave population. Terms  Yeoman Farmers- raised what they could to support their family  Tennant Farmers- farmers who would farm on a bigger market then the Yeoman  Landed Gentry- those who had enough wealth to buy slaves and not work, had tons of land, ran the
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  • Spring '16
  • J. Skirry

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