HIST 11-17 - The Southern Economy South as a distinct...

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The Southern Economy South as a distinct region Geography and humanity Agriculture Longer growing season Fertile land 30% of land by 1860 buy majority of ag. Output Staple Crops Indigo Cotton Tobacco Long Term Dangers Tobacco wears soil out quickly Industrailization Why not the south Geography, not coastal (water powers), North has much more capital, Culteral Tredegar and Prattville Tredegar slave labor Only 2 exceptions of industry in South Commerce Southern Society Upper Class Political leaders Plantations and dependents 20 or more slaves, 4% of soutner whites
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The Middle Class Overseers Merchants and Professionals Yeomen farmers Poor whites (Dirt eaters, viewed to be lazy) Free people of Color Slaves Urban v. rural slabvery Rural :: Farms and mostly plantations Urband :: More poppurtunity to escape, skilled, more free tie, less ardoves(?) Status of women
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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HIST 11-17 - The Southern Economy South as a distinct...

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