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Chesapeake society and economy

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Chesapeake society and economy.  Tobacco was the mainstay of the Virginia and Maryland economies. Plantations were established by  riverbanks for the good soil and to ensure ease of transportation. Because wealthy planters built  their own wharves on the Chesapeake to ship their crop to England, town development was slow. To  cultivate tobacco, planters brought in large numbers of English workers, mostly young men who  came as indentured servants. More than 110,000 had arrived in the Chesapeake region by 1700.  Each indentured servant meant more land for his sponsor under the headright system, which had the  effect of squeezing out small-scale farming.  While New England was a land of towns and villages surrounded by small farms, Virginia and  Maryland were characterized by large plantations and little urban development. The emphasis on  indentured labor meant that relatively few women settled in the Chesapeake colonies. This fact, 
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  • Fall '08
  • Marshall
  • Governor William Berkeley, economic depression, Chesapeake tobacco prices, Maryland economies. Plantations, little urban development.

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