Name: Instructors’ name: Course: Date: The Old South Became a Distinctive Region in the Early 1800 The birth of the United States meant multiple individuals coming from different lands and converging together into a single population. The whites and blacks were fused together into the south while each group held to certain objectives. Meanwhile considering the immigrants from the Northern Europe some established their settlements in the land with their pockets full while others had only the dreams to succeed in the new land. At first people did not expect any form of class especially because they were in the land of equality and democracy. However all changed when a ruling class started to emerge. Some whites occupied the highest positions in the land while others converged in a class of “poor whites.” In such case both the blacks and the poor whites did not have any other option conditions. However to make such message be heard as well as upheld by the majority of the slaves the wealthy took Christianity as the shield (Fox-Genovese 26). In such case the missionaries passed similar messages to make the slaves feel good about their current situations. Works cited Davis Allison Burleigh Bradford Gardner and Mary R. Gardner. Deep South: A social anthropological study of caste and class. Univ of South Carolina Press 2009. Fox-Genovese Elizabeth. Within the plantation household: Black and white women of the old south. UNC Press Books 2000. Owens Leslie Howard. This species of property: Slave life and culture in the Old South. Oxford University Press 1997. Stevenson Brenda E. Life in Black and White: family and community in the slave south. Oxford University Press 1997. Tomaskovic-Devey Donald and Vincent J. Roscigno. "Racial economic subordination and white gain in the US South." American Sociological Review (1996): 565-589. [...]
1-What were the characteristics of the white south, and particular, how did the planter elites establish control over other whites and blacks? 2-What were the experiences of slaves and how was religion used as a method of control over them?