Table of Contents
- 1 How were southern cities similar to northern cities How did they differ?
- 2 What were the major social groups within southern white society Why was each group committed to the continuation and expansion of slavery?
- 3 What group made up the majority of the southern farmers?
- 4 What was life like for wealthy people in Southern Society?
- 5 How are social categories different from social aggregates?
How were southern cities similar to northern cities How did they differ?
Southern cities were similar to northern cities. As the cities grew, the government built public water systems and provided well-maintained streets. As on plantations, slaves did much of the work in southern cities. They worked as domestic servants, in mills, in shipyards, and at skilled jobs.
What type of work did enslaved people in the cities do?
What types of work did enslaved people in cities do? They were bricklayers, factory hands, carpenters, servants, blacksmiths, day labor, etc. What challenges did enslaved families face? the government.
Why was each group committed to the continuation and expansion of slavery? The major groups within the southern white society were plantation owners, middle class farmers, and the poor white class. The plantation owners were committed because they wanted to keep their political control.
What five groups made up society in the South?
What were the five social classes of the south?
- White Society. Planters: The Planters were less in number, but were the rich class and had most of Southern States wealth.
- Middle Class.
- Poor Whites.
- Free Persons of Colour.
What group made up the majority of the southern farmers?
The south was an overwhelmingly agricultural region of mostly farmers. Most farmers lived in the backcountry on medium sized farms, while a small number of planters ran large farms, or plantations. Only one fourth of the Southern population owned slaves and most of these were the planters.
What was the largest social group in the south?
The largest social group in the South was the yeomans. They made their living by working long days at various tasks. In what ways were southern cities similar to northern cities? City governments built public water systems and provided well-maintained streets. Public education was available in some places.
What was life like for wealthy people in Southern Society?
City governments built public water systems and provided well-maintained streets. Public education was available in some places. Wealthy resident occasionally gave large sums of money to charities. Which southern social class do you think had the most difficult life?
What are the different types of social groups?
It is easy to see from this definition that we all belong to many types of social groups: our families, our different friendship groups, the sociology class and other courses we attend, our workplaces, the clubs and organizations to which we belong, and so forth. Except in rare cases, it is difficult to imagine any of us living totally alone.
It is important here to distinguish social groups from two related concepts: social categories and social aggregates. A social category is a collection of individuals who have at least one attribute in common but otherwise do not necessarily interact.