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Plantations from the South

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Gene Monahan

on 3 November 2016

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Transcript of Plantations from the South

Different types of slaves and what they did
Trade between Planters and the English
Slaves that worked at plantations usually either came to America as indentured servants or were kidnapped and sold against their will. There were generally two different types of slaves that worked at plantations, field slaves and house slaves. "Field slaves worked hard in the fields, raising cash crops for the Planters to sell." So field slaves were the ones actually working in the plantation, while "house slaves had more contact with the Planter and the Planter's family." House slaves were treated better as far as clothing, food and shelter goes. House slaves usually "did the washing, cooking, cleaning, and sewing for the household."
Tuesday, November 4, 2016
Vol XCIII, No. 311
What is a plantation?
The Economy
In the 16 and 1700s, many people from the 13 colonies, especially the Southern ones, would own plantations. A plantation is a large farm were the owners of plantations, called Planters would grow cash crops to trade with English colonies. "Planters acquired as much land as they could in order to grow more and more cash crops." Plantations included tobacco, rice, and indigo
In the Southern colonies, the economy was much different than all other colonies. Because of the plentiful amount of plantations, people lived very far apart. This caused a lack of schools, so lots of planters came up with solutions. Many hired teachers from Europe, and some plantations had their own schools specified for the planter's children. Also due to people living far apart, if there was a problem, such as a fire, it would take long before someone could come to help. And by the time the person came, the building on fire would most likely have burned.
Plantations from the South
Planters would trade the cash crops they grew on plantations for English made goods. "Crop buyers from England traveled the waterways with English made goods---shoes, lace, thread, farm tools, and dishes. The planters bartered, or traded, crops for these goods." Also, traders send brokers to trade for them. A broker is a person who's job is to buy and sell for the trader. Brokers get paid to go to another country with a list of things that the trader wanted the broker to buy for them.
Trade Routes
Waterways in the area made it easy for
boats to get crops to market. Crop
buyers from England traveled the waterways.
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