Early Southern Society. By: Jordan LaPorta, Katie Schock, and Austin Petrey . Maryland: Toleration of different religious beliefs Virginia: Successful tobacco industry, tough slave laws, and oldest colony North Carolina: “Poor man’s Virginia;” poor and small town tobacco farmers
By: Jordan LaPorta, Katie Schock, and Austin Petrey
1585-1587: The English make several attempts to colonize Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina; the final colony vanished without a trace
Colonial Life Analysis: In the South, women were hostesses and servants to their husbands before all else. They were expected to marry and raise a family early in life and devote their lives to helping their husbands be better men. This work examines the cultural role of women as mothers and as keepers of the homesteadSocial Life in Virginia Before the War: 1607-1861
The Maryland Toleration Acts of 1649 ensured the toleration of all Trinitarian Christians, including Catholics. It was passed by the Catholics in Maryland who wanted to ensure that the rising Protestant population in Maryland would not become oppressive.
The colony of Georgia was established by the Trustees of Georgia on April 21st, 1733 and authorized by King George II as a corporate colony. James Oglethorpe became the first leader of the colony that was to be a haven for felons, debtors, and other convicts who need a second chance outside of England. It originally prohibited slavery and included strict behavioral laws. It was a buffer state between prosperous South Carolina and militaristic Spanish Florida.
The Virginia Slavery Act of 1669 states that if a slave owner kills his slave he cannot be held accountable for murder since it can not be proven that the crime was premeditated, which “alone makes a murder a felony” in colonial Virginia.
Southern Women: The Plantation House from Social Life in Old Virginia Before the War by Thomas Nelson Page (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897).