Chapter 12-pgs 386-395 - A.P US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs...

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A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 386 – 395 Social Relations in the   White South The Social Groups of the   White South Planters and Plantation   Mistresses Change in Houses Plantation Effects Women - Anti-slavery groups said that slavery twisted the social structure  of the South out of shape by making the whites rich and the  blacks poor - In reality the south was a mix of democrats and aristocrats, with  duels and other activities - Some slave holders had a lot of slaves and property, but most  were moderate and only 12% had more than 20 slaves - The south was divided into 4 main groups: planters, slaveholders,  yeomen (family farmers), and Pine Barrens people (lived on  livestock, hunting, fishing, etc.) - The things people did depended on the region they lived in and  some were lawyers, physicians, merchants, and artisans, who  weren’t in any of the 4 main groups, but due to the rural area of  the south, they identified their interests with one of the groups - The plantation made the image for the old south, with novels and  later motion pictures, which showed the true high division of  labor, with one like Virginia’s  James River  being an agricultural  equal of a factory village - It had over 100 slaves who were in various classes of staff,  pasture staff, outdoor artisans, and more - Large plantations produced high income ($20-30,000) - In the beginning planters lived in log cabins, yet between 1810  and 1860 the elite built mansions like Lyman Hardy of MS hired  architects to build his mansion of  Auburn - Yet mansions weren’t typical, especially in AL and MS, which  valued their slaves and not houses/furniture, the price for which 
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2010 for the course HISTORY History taught by Professor Mr.beckler during the Spring '10 term at Alabama State University.

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Chapter 12-pgs 386-395 - A.P US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs...

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