Plantation Owners and Controversy

From old-picture.com; A family of slaves circa 1860

Large plantation owners consist of only a handful of the Southern population. A handful of them own 100 or more slaves. They weren’t wholly antagonized in the South, but many lower class Whites resented them and their lifestyle. Many people, especially people in the North, criticized them for not actually working on the farms, their reliance on a one-crop economy, and their inhumane treatment of slaves.

George S.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: