3.4 Growth of plantation economies and slave societies

3.4 Growth of plantation economies and slave societies Focus Questions:

1. Why did plantations develop rather than towns in the South during the late 17c and early 18c?

2. Create a CHART that shows the five-tiered social order of Southern colonial society.

3. What difficulties did women and indentured servants face in colonial Southern society?

4. Why did the English colonists revert to African slavery to fill their depleted labor force?

5. Describe the characteristics of slave life in the 18c South.  In what ways was slavery a brutal system?

6. How did the emergence of slavery change race relations between Africans and British colonists?

7. Explain the nature of the slave codes which began to appear in the British colonies by the 18c.

8. How did slaves maintain their African culture while in slavery?

9. Discuss some examples of both non-violent and violent resistance to slavery in the colonial South.

10. Briefly describe the diverse agricultural and commercial economy that developed in New England and the Middle colonies.

11. How was the status of Northern slaves different from that of Southern slaves?  How was it the same? of Northern women?

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