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Class Structure and Slave Culture 2 Class structure in the Old South was attributed to wealth and social status for whites, skin color and job type for slaves. The use of slave labor was a very significant aspect to obtaining wealth in the agricultural business. Slaves created their own culture with songs, stories, family ties, and religion. “Trapped in bondage, slaves could at least forge a culture of their own by combining strands from their African past with customs that evolved from their life in America.” (Davidson, 2006, p. 358). The owner of the plantation from the image, “Five Generations of Slaves” appears to
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Unformatted text preview: have been somewhat kinder than others. The fact that five generations were together for a photo in which all were clothed decent indicates a level of compassion from the plantation owner. I believe the family and plantation owner are typical of the Old South period. Five generations of slaves seem to be living in cramped housing and express a tight family bond typical of that era. Class Structure and Slave Culture 3 Reference Davidson, J. 2006. Nations of nations: A concise narrative of the American republic. (4 th ed.). McGraw Hill Company...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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