This article describes the plantation system in America as an instrument of British colonialism characterized by social and political inequality. It links the agricultural prosperity of the South with the domination by wealthy aristocrats and the exploitation of slave labor.
5 - 8
Social Studies, U.S. History
Illustration of slaves cutting sugar cane on a southern plantation in the 1800s.
Photograph from the North Wind Picture Archives/Alamy Stock Photo
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May 20, 2022
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