Krystal Rouse 812000378 Anonymous I strongly believe that the plantation system was a rigid system of social stratification where the african slaves were at the bottom of the pyramid and the upper class whites were at the top of the pyramid. It was only after emancipation in 1838 that they were allowed to become land owners. There was small social mobility for the slaves though; they could be promoted to house slaves from a field slave, which was a source of pride for them. Eventually we arrived at today where the descendants of these slaves are struggling to grow crops on small plots of exhausted land usually about ½ acre. Punishment was inflicted by the overseer or driver if the assigned job was not completed or done poorly or if equipment was lost or damaged.
It was his job to work the labor force to produce a profitable crop. The masters, who were the white men at the time, would sometimes have sex with the enslaved female women giving birth to a new race. Within the plantation model, the social structure is reflective of the authoritarian structure which governs economic organization. The African slaves signed an indentureship contract with the whites and faced many restrictions while working on the plantation such as not being able to practice their religion. Fourth, though capitalist, the plantations also had certain features that can be called feudal.
It played an influential part not only in the West Indies but in British parliament. However, they may have fared better had they come together and weighed their options, limited as they were. Other activities which consume processor resources computing routing tables, network management, generation of logging information. This time-consciousness was dictated by the nature of the sugar cane and its processing requirements, but it permeated all phases of plantation life and accorded well with the emphasis on time that was later to become a central feature of capitalist industry. Reprint, : Louisiana State University Press, 1966.
Machinery is not used because of the small amounts of land used to grow crops and neither for those associated on hilly slopes where irrigation is also a major drawback. In spite of this they also were not granted deeds to their land so land ownership is unclear. This mindset remained after emancipation whereby one had a preconception that blacks were only good for one thing; hard labour. This lands are infertile and crop yeilds are very low today. Lack of technology: in the Caribbean there is a lack of technology, filing cabinets for data is still used. It was descendents of these refugees who largely made up the … Plantation settlers.
It was not a easy thing to take advantage on the farm pertaining to slaves because most of them spoke a different language, but they may have been the idea to come together and strike against the decisions of the owners. In the Plantation, it was considered a Social System to condition certain ways and behavoir through enforcing it into the basis of their lives so that they are accepted by the White's in society, but was still at the bottom of the social pyramid. The plantation society was divided into three parts which were the upper class, the traditional whites who were usually the plantation owners, the intermediate class which consisted of the mulattos and were usually educated with some wealth but no political power and then there were the working class which were the blacks who were uneducated and lacked any wealth or political power. However due to education and marriage it is possible for one to move up in this society. The slaves who had these skills used it to be manumitted from the fields.
Descendants of the slaves lived in the outskirts of the plantation in mainly mountainous areas since most slaves rejected the proposal to return home. This meant that not much farming could have taken place. Today many of our businesses in the Caribbean are operated by absentee owners. The article I selected outlines the rights of women. This rigid system in the plantation has also shaped the quality of work in our modern society. Only after the successive shocks of the persistent drought and severe economic depression did a weakened plantation system finally succumb to the modernizing incentives created by the in the 1930s.
They were fairly young and most were not married. There were numerous differences pertaining to the language and descent of slaves on the farms. By the turn of 1830, the West Indian sugar economy was in jeopardy, as the old colonies were faced by mounting competition as a result of Britain's acquisition of foreign sugar colonies during the Napoleonic wars. Social stratification was based on the pigmentation of the skin; with the whites being on top and the black slaves at the bottom. This is one of the reasons why they settled for the marginal lands that had little to no value, i. Therefore if one of the labourers is able to speak more than one language, he would be given the privilege to carry out the chain of command from master to slave.
Thus, their production level was greatly minimized and they would be at risk of losing their lands because they do not possess any deed of ownership, negatively impacting their quality of work. Social and Economic Studies 17 3 : 283 —323. Starting in Virginia the system spread to the New England colonies. This was the time in which the slaves were freed, and upon gaining their freedom these former slaves began to acquire and settle on marginal lands which were mainly hilly, non irrigated and infertile. Despite the flaws of slavery in the south it had a necessary effect on society and its economy.
As we age different influences will allow us to either get rid of out biases or to make them stronger. They moved to the mountains and the hill sides where the land was rocky and less fertile than that of the plantation. Mothers would be given time off to nurse a young child who was sick. . Peasants engaged in cash crops which were both for sale and for subsistence. Brown, Adlith, and Havelock Brewster.
To keep up with the lower south, the upper south starting focusing more slave trade to help build their framings. They made their money by making the slaves to do their work and get much profit in return. When slaves were granted their full emancipation in 1838,some fled to remote hilly areas while others illegally occupied marginal lands on the fringes of estates. There was no social mobility in this system as no slave could ever become a plantation master but rather remain as a slave of the white plantation master. Fundamentally, a plantation is usually a large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or trees and the like is cultivated, usually by resident lab … orers. There was still limited mobility during this period so the exslaves had to settle for what they got which was marginal land. The villages were set up off the plantation as the slaves did not want any reminder of their former masters.