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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/7/11 The Old South
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/7/11 Rise of the Old South, 1790-1850
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3/7/11 Slavery in the Post- Revolutionary South, 1790 l No gradual abolition of slavery l Racist attitudes still prevailed in the North and South l Southern Economy’s reliance on slavery l A gradual demise of the institution? Decline of Tobacco Rice
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3/7/11 Slave Societies in the South Agricultural society=slow to  industrialize:  1. Few large cities 2. Investment in land and slaves 3. Highly successful agriculture= no need  to industrialize Image of southern slave society and 
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Slavery and the Southern Economy Upland short-staple cotton Eli Whitney, Cotton Gin, 1793 “Cotton is King” Decline of tobacco  Available Labor Force Close of slave trade Availability of slaves
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3/7/11 Southern Society Class structure 1. Large Plantation Owners 2. Middle Spectrum 3. Small Farmers 4. Poor Whites 5. Free Black Slave
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1. Large Plantation Owners Only the top 5% of slave  owners had more than 20  slaves Inherited or Married into  their wealth Slave Owners responsibilities Values: Patriarchal society Schooling: more private  schooling and tutors
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3/7/11 Plantations in the Lower South l Larger and more specialized than in other parts of the South Skilled slaves l Task Labor System l Relied on imports from Europe and North Clothes for slaves Furniture
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3/7/11 2. Middle Spectrum Majority of men in the South Had between 5 and 9 slaves Educated professionals Better than small farmers, but not equal to  large planters
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3. Small Farmers Yeoman Farmers Labored with Slaves Dependent on  Planters Wives were not  “ladies” Men’s identity from 
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3/7/11 4. Poor Whites No Land or Rent Land No Slaves Dependent on Planters
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course HST 109 taught by Professor Mccomb during the Fall '07 term at ASU.

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