Southern Culture

  • Foundation of Jamestown

  • First African Americans come to North America

  • Foundation of Plymouth Colony, MA

    financial reasons
  • Mass. Bay Colony

    religious freedom
  • First time indentured servants live out their contracts

    hard conditions, diseases carried; very few survived their 7 yr contract
  • Middleton Place

    SC plantation
  • Beginning of Industrialization

    South starts to consider industry (manufacturing) as an alternative economic system instead of agriculture
    Henry W. Grady, editor of Atlanta Journal and Constitution and advocates the movement into the industrialization of the South.
    He says, "Bring the mills to the cotton."
  • Civil War begins

    The firing on Fort Sumpter
  • Civil War ends

  • Period: to


    Laborers/tenant farmers (do not own land themselves) who contract with the owner of a piece of land, farm it, and share proceeds from crop; had to pay for seeds, equipment, and rent for home. Would start the year off in debt
  • New South Movement begins

    industrialization in the South