THE COTTON KINGDOM AND PLANTATION SOCIETY: FROM SLAVERY TO SHARECROPPING
For more than three hundred years, the American South was essentially a plantation society, in which the plantation system penetrated all aspects of social, cultural, economic, and political life. During this period, plantation slavery evolved into the key institutional component of Southern society and played an integral role in its development. Plantations were organized social systems that contributed significantly to the racial stratification of the Southern plantation society, and in this way served as the origin of contemporary race relations and social inequality in America.Presented is a sociological framework for the interpretation of historical data on plantation slavery by addressing different questions concerning four broad areas of research–theoretical perspectives; social institutions; race, gender, and social inequality; and social change and social transformations.
500 words (approximately 4 double-spaced, typed pages). A separate assignment sheet explains the requirements for these papers. Research papers (only) must be submitted via Turnitin.com. The goal is 0% similarityâ€¦ 35% or higher similarity will NOT be read; and a score of zero (0) will be awarded.