Plantation Owners and Controversy

From; 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.


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