Essays Tagged: "plantation owners"

"Scarlett O'Hara: Tragic Hero?" This essay proves that Scarlett O'Hara from Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind" is a tragic hero according to Aristotle.

of all tragic heroes is nobility. Scarlett O'Hara was born the daughter of a wealthy and successful plantation owner in Clayton County, Georgia in the 1840's. Her family was held in high esteem by the ... a in the 1840's. Her family was held in high esteem by the neighboring plantation owners, and their plantation, Tara, produced large cotton crops. This harvest, which was bountiful in the least, broug ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

African Slaves in Virgina, (1600's).

The reasons usually stated for African slaves being preferred by plantation owners is that they could more easily be bought from traders on the West African coast an ...

(2 pages) 55 1 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Planation and colonies or early america.

Shannon Brossoit1.The development of plantations in the American colonies took awhile. When the "pilgrims" arrived and other immigrants a ... lonies took awhile. When the "pilgrims" arrived and other immigrants arrived as indentured servants plantations were just small farm or farm of pretty good size. As the years went by and the profit an ... nd demand for crops such as tobacco grew larger so did the farms. For your farm or land to become a plantation you must accumulate much land, larger plantation could have over 200 acres of fields grow ...

(5 pages) 95 1 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of the arguments for and against Affirmative Action (Issue #10, Stanley Feingold, George McKenna, "Taking Sides" 13th ed.)

Issue #10, Affirmative ActionFor nearly a century in our country's history white plantation owners used the slave labor of black Africans, treating these people more like animals or ...

(7 pages) 103 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The role of u.s. agribusiness thruout its history and a rough history of it

d by these few people. Eventually, the smaller farmers would go on to fight the wars for the larger plantation owners, and die for a cause they did not participate in.Once the Civil War was ended, and ... ry, there were inventions that encouraged the use of slave labor and benefited the big agribusiness plantation owners. The invention of the cotton gin made slave labor more productive than ever. So th ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Wide Sargasso sea: Changing ways

eater of recurring warfare, declared and undeclared" (Genovese 21).Antoinette is descended from the plantation owners, and her father has had many children by negro women. She can be accepted neither ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Marx-Engels Reader" about modern capitalism

; the oppressors and the oppressed. Feudalism had the lords and the serfs, in times of slavery, the plantation owners exploited the slaves, and even now, with capitalism, the bourgeoisie control the p ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Family life in ' to kill a mockingbird

the background of its setting. The South in the colonial times grew into an area with large cotton plantations and small cities. Because of the necessity for cheap labour to pick and seed the cotton, ... over 500,000 slaves in this country, with by far the greatest number in the South. As time passed, plantation owners formed a landed aristocracy. The Negroes, though slaves, gained a measure of econo ...

(3 pages) 25 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Plantations and Chesapeake Bay Life in the 17th Century

Most of the land in the Chesapeake region during the 1600s was part of a plantation, plantations which were a major player in the shaping of the society both economically an ... the development of an advanced economy. Few merchant class folk existed. Most people were either a plantation owners or workers. A lack of a middle class meant few consumers, and many industries neve ... very spread out. Very few of them knew more than a few of the others, there was no reason to. Each plantation was its own, nearly self-sufficient, community. They grew most of their own food, and onl ...

(2 pages) 26 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Turn of the Century Politics: African American Oppression and Power in Farmers

ncounter with the white man. For hundreds of years, African Americans served as slaves for American plantation owners. Finally, after the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation they were finally ...

(2 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Economic, Social, and Political Aspects of the Southern Colonies

ls, shipped to England and sold. Most Maryland people grew tobacco on small farms. Sometimes, whole plantations depended on the tobacco crop. With money from tobacco, plantation owners could live a go ... ation owners could live a good life. The Southern Colonies primarily depended on cotton and tobacco plantations. As the plantations grew they had to employ black slaves. The plantations were fully sel ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Fredrick Douglass' Narrative of The Life

rican-American race is not inferior to the White Race. The people believed this stereotype, because plantation owners were infamous for their fables on how the African Americans were simple minded. Th ... , during those times it was illegal to educate slaves. Therefore, it was almost impossible to prove plantation owners were wrong to call slaves inferior. Douglass educated himself by carefully picking ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Toussaint L'ouverture

(which means those of mixed race). By doing this it officially abolished slavery in its colony. The plantation owners in the colonies were furious because if the blacks were being free they wouldn't b ...

(2 pages) 57 1 3.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Wrestling over Civil Right's during Reconstruction.

million slaves had been freed after the civil war and one fifth of white males had died in the war. Plantation owners traditionally ruled southern society and they were not in favor of granting any so ... lacks for being homeless or breaking curfews and fining them. The Blacks would then have to work on plantations for little pay to satisfy their debt to Southern society. It was a vicious cycle. Congre ...

(4 pages) 39 1 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Mexican War: A Dose of Arsenic

New Mexico, California and Oregon. By 1835 there were 20, 000 settlers in Texas, many of which were plantation owners who had moved in with their slaves. Texans declared their independence in 1836 and ... as a single large state rather than several smaller states. The agricultural West withdrew from the plantation South and forged an alliance with the industrial North.Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted that ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The Benefits of Slavery to the American Economy.

I am Samuel Adams, a slave holder, and a large plantation owner. I feel that I can speak for all the plantation owners in the South and say that we ... there is nothing wrong with slavery. Being a slave owner for all 45 years of my life I have seen my plantation grow and the United States economy get more and more dependant on cotton from my plantati ... r the past 40 years the ability for me to buy slaves at auctions has made me capable of doubling by plantation size. Now I own 100 slaves, all either working the cotton gin or picking cotton in the fi ...

(5 pages) 64 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Justified Haitian Slave Revolt

s of Man act provided equality among all Frenchmen, including blacks and mulattos. Fury rose in the plantation owners and they eventually got the act retracted in 1791. In reply, the Haitian slaves or ... tian slaves originally from Africa revolted. During the rebellion, "the Haitian slaves burned every plantation throughout the fertile regions of Haiti and executed all Frenchmen they could find" (Hook ...

(4 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Battle of "Gettysburg"

o reason that the two sides cannot agree. The South upheld an aristocracy culture, by have the rich plantation owners have the power. The North had an industrial culture, by having men work at factori ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Decline of Presidential Reconstruction and Rise of Congressional Reconstruction. Cite from "Voices from the Reconstruction Years" by Glenn M. Linden

where to go, much less the money to start their own lives after generations of enslavement. Wealthy plantation owners were reduced to nothing, their homes and farmland destroyed by armies. Food, cloth ... ; more people were dying from illness and hunger than in the actual fighting. The words of a former plantation owner William Gilmore Simms portray these hard times, " house, newly rebuilt, has be ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Mexican Revolution

me. On September, 16 1810 Hidalgo led Mexico's Indians in a revolution directed against the Spanish plantation owners in northern Mexico. He was motivated by a need for a new government and a re-locat ... Mexico. He was motivated by a need for a new government and a re-location of both the church's and plantation owner's lands. Hidalgo and the Indians, armed with only farm tools and weapons, marched t ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History