The Peculiarities of Race and Ethnicity in the Southern Colonies

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Racial peculiarities are the biggest obstacles in southern colonies. Differences in race continue to be problematic in the south. David Fisher Albion’s Seed, Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia and William Byrd’s Aborigines express the different outlooks Indians and African Americans face in comparison to the White settlers. Southern settlers viewed themselves as a superior race. Southerners considered other ethnicities as being civilized in their own habitat. Different physical features played a role. Different morals of the Native Americas played a part in the way white settlers viewed them. Native Americans had a unique outlook on life. The native tribes communicated to each other in different languages. Jefferson stated, “Powhatans, Mannahoacs, and Monacans “spoke so radically different.’’(Thomas Jefferson, Aborigines, p.92). Indians stayed to themselves in close villages. They live in a society together with no laws or governing powers. “No law, as among the savage Americans, or too much law, as among civilized Europeans, submits man to the greatest evil, one who...

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