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    to accommodate the changing national and state populations and economies. In particular, the thriving agricultural economy of the southern states not only retained utilization of slave labor as the principle labor force, but also adapted their labor system to support a burgeoning industrial society. The well-established plantation systems of the South enforced strict authoritative and hierarchical structures between white plantation owners and both unskilled and skilled African American slaves. As

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    American Slave and Plantation Economy. The greatest purpose of bringing the African slaves to America was for profit. Tobacco was a crop that needed lots of work to planted and harvested but with the use of laborers, the plantation owners can had their land well cultivated and harvested their farm outputs in a very large quantities. In the beginning, slaves labor was not necessary for tobacco cultivation in the American colonies because they has the English agricultural laborers. Not until Later

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    Differences In Northern And Southern Colonies Prior To Revolutionary War As Earl Nightingale stated, "we can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within" (qtd. in www.brainyquotes.com). This attitude was held by the people who colonized the eastern seaboard of America. They left home and everything familiar to brave sickness, hunger and the threat of death on the long voyage to America, in the hopes of creating a better life. They formed settlements, some of

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    Brazilian colonies to work on plantations. States like Alabama and Mississippi which depended on cotton, had large populations of enslaved people. Plantation slaves had small cabins they lived in which had dirt floors and little to no furniture. The cabins were no escape from the cold winter winds. The domestic slaves, however, received better cabins, working conditions, and food than the field slaves. Many large plantations often needed some slaves to work inside the plantation home. These slaves that

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    Forbidden Love The year is 1791, a nice day in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Robinson the plantation owner, had one slave as his right-hand man, Tobias. Tobias had privileges other slaves did not, and was able to leave the plantation to get supplies, deliver messages, and run errands for Mr. Robinson. Tobias and Mr. Robinson had a very good relationship and Tobias did not think of Mr. Robinson as his master but as more of a friend, since they were even on a first name bases. Early in the morning,Tobias

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    facets of life on the Virginian plantation in the 1800s for various groups. The protagonist, Whitechapel’s story is told not only through events, but polysemic voices and epistolary structure. Texts such as The Longest Memory explore identity and how it can be threatened through the portrayal of African slaves and supremist whites. Events shape our identity, whether it is ultimately a good or bad change. The elder African slave, Whitechapel, has a rosy view of the plantation, and depicts the lives of the

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    Slave Life

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    status developed on plantations. The lowest ranking slaves, the backbone of the plantation economy, were the field slaves. The field slaves were divided into ‘gangs’ according to their physical strength and ability, with the strongest and fittest males and females in the first gang. The highest ranking slaves were the domestic servants who worked in the owner’s house. The difference in status between field and domestic slaves caused a division between the slaves on most plantations. Field work on the

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    Slavery In Latin America

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    Slavery In Latin America Slavery in the Americas was quite diverse. Mining operations in the tropics experienced different needs and suffered different challenges than did plantations in more temperate areas of Norther Brazil or costal city’s serving as ports for the exporting of commodities produced on the backs of the enslaved peoples from the African continent. This essay will look at these different situations and explore the factors that determined the treatment of slaves, the consequences

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    Jamaican Sugar Plantations

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    Sugar Plantations When beginning to discuss sugar plantations in Jamaica, the word slavery comes to mind. This thought occurs because of the crucial role that the slaves played in attempting to make these plantations successful. During the 18th century, "the so-called sugar colonies were the most valuable possessions of overseas empires" (Floyd, 38). Sugar plantations produced money for not only the economy of Jamaica, but for their motherland England as well. Essentially these plantations were

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    What is the Caribbean?

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    in the article "From the plantation to the Plantation" approaches a more humanistic interpretation while Michelle Cliff in her novel Abeng and her article "If I could write this in fire" takes on a more personal view. While both Mintz and Benitez try to interpret for the whole Caribbean, Cliff uses her homeland of Jamaica to help point out or disagree with some of the important issue of the Caribbean. Benitez discusses the Caribbean according to the role of the plantations. Mintz follows a guideline

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