The Fredrick Douglass Assigment
Plantation Life : PLANTATION life created a society with clear class divisions. A lucky few were at the top, with land holdings as far as the eyes could see. Most Southerners did not experience this degree of wealth. The contrast between rich and poor was greater in the South than in the other English colonies, because of the labor system necessary for its survival. Most Southerners were YEOMAN farmers, indentured servants, or slaves. The plantation system also created changes for women and family structures as well.
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