Scattered along many of Louisiana’s rivers and bayous are majestic, historical homes built during a time of Southern prosperity. In the South, these homes and surrounding property often called plantations, were the product of middle to upper class slave-owning planters. Central Louisiana is home to a plantation that is “the oldest standing structure” in this area. During a recent visit to Kent House Plantation, I learned of the history, operations, and current events that help to keep the past alive.
Andersonville was a Confederate prison built in 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia. It was designed to hold Union prisoners of war during the Civil War. It was official named was Camp Sumter, however it’s better known as Andersonville. It was built from the ground up by local slave labor. At the time it was 10 ½ acres long and designed to hold about 10,000 men. The camp was enclosed out of 15 to 17 inch hewed pine logs. Along the walls were guard towers (referred to as pigeon roosts by the inmates) placed every 90 feet around the stockade walls.
Cherokee Indians were found in the south and southeast commonly in these states North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, West Virginia/Virginia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Old artifacts show that they lived in this region about 11,000 years ago to the present day and that they had very natural reliable resources that they used on a daily basis. The Cherokee Indians had a well-managed system in which they had villages of 60 or less for housing, the women did the cooking, cleaning, farming/harvesting and the men did the hunting and gathering. In the region where the Cherokee’s were known to live at they modified their own weapons, arts/crafts, and clothing also using trees and plants for medicinal uses. The Cherokee Indians were one of
Ida Gray Nelson Rollins was born on March 4, 1867, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Ida was the daughter of Jennie Gray and a white male whose name is unknown. Ida became an orphan at an early age when her mother died. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her aunt Caroline Gray in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ida helped support her aunt by working as a seamstress and dressmaker, all while in high school. She also worked in the dental office of Jonathan and William Taft.
Before the 1880s, the are of eastern Brooklyn that was to become Brownsville was known as New Lots. This territory was primarily farmland, but it was also the location of the city’s largest waste dump, as well as the site of several facilities that supplied stone and other building materials. In its early history, New Lots had a diverse population. English and Irish settlers, Jewish immigrants, and a small number of African-Americans farmed the land. Others were attracted to the area by the open space and relatively fresh fresh air it provided. Brownsville at one time was a place for waste-disposal, a tenement slum, a haven for Jews before they were accepted, the cradle of a major crime origination, a testing-ground for public-housing and
The Southern Colonies consists of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. And in those areas, there were three groups: social planters, Yeoman farmers, and the frontier families. All three of these social groups played a major role in the lifestyle of those from the Colonial period. I’m here to identify and describe the lifestyle of these three major groups: planters, Yeoman farmers, and frontier families.
Priscilla finally made it to Charleston,NC. Over 40% of slaves that entered the united states entered through Charleston;Charleston had more African slaves than whites citizens, some people called it the “Negro Country”. Charleston would have slave auctions on the on the streets every other day. A slave owner would make the slave forget about their roots, so the slave would work harder. One thing history book don’t speak about is how slaves built our country: roads, bridges, factories, farms,and the entire town or city. Yes, slaves did farm work, but they also did city work. When masters deleted slaves culture, slaves built it right back up. Slaves were always practiced religion, sung songs, cooked very flavorful foods, and always knew
Serving in the military enables you to explore the country and experience different places, but none will be more enjoyable than Fayetteville North Carolina. The city of Fayetteville, North Carolina is located next to Fort Bragg Army Installation base. It is the home to the largest military paratrooper installation in the continental United States with over thirty thousand soldiers and also contains over one hundred thousand family members. With its immense populations comes the various types of restaurant and eatery. Its location makes it a perfect starting point to visit state/cities like Florida in the south and New York City in the north.
The period before the Civil War in 1861, and after the War of 1812, was known as the antebellum period. During this period of time, the economy, the population, and the interest in politics rose to a substantial amount. Religion also served as a strong survival tactic for slaves, as they adopted and adapted to Christianity. Not only Tennessee, but the south in its entirety made up a nice portion of the economy because of the businesses it had going on.
The battle of Fort Sumter took place in South Carolina near Charleston, April 12-14,186,. The fort was located in the middle of the harbor . This was the starting battle on the war. In the beginning Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, and continued for 34 hours. The Union couldn't keep up, until on Saturday April 13 they surrendered the fort. During the war there were no deaths from either side, although during the surrender there was an explosion that caused 2 union deaths. Following the battle, there was a widespread support from both the North and South for further military action. Lincoln immediately called for 75,000 volunteers. The Civil War had
West Virginia was the 35th state in the United States on June 20, 1863 and it’s the mountain state. This state usually ranks up to the top ten apple production. The states bird is the Northern Cardinal, Flower Rhododendron, animal black bear, tree sugar maple, colors old gold, blue and song is Carry me back to old Virginia. West Virginia is home to More than 1.85 people. In West Virginia about 82% is livestock and 18% is crops. This state was separated from Virginia State during the civil war. West Virginia is located in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Antebellum Era during the mid 1800s was a time in which the United States began to strengthen itself as a nation through a number of economic and social reforms. With the creation of the New York Stock Exchange, New York City quickly became the center of finance around the world and allowed the United States to become the world’s first emerging market; as a result investors from all over the world were pouring money into the nation’s economy as everyone wanted to buy stocks and invest in cities all over the US.; With its high financial status, New York became the most appealing city in the country to invest in and one such man who invested a lot of his wealth into the city and more specifically, the borough of Brooklyn was William S. Packer.
What separates a group from a community? What separates an individual from a group? The answer is not stereotypes. A black man should not be separated by their color but by their integrity, talents, and capability. Every person is different in their own way. They are molded and shaped by the people that surround them. The community and the place affect how one will grow up. If someone is living in a big city, they will have a different life than one in the country.
The war caused a massive death toll number in which the country was not expecting to bury so many of its soldiers. President Lincoln signed the omnibus bill, due to graveyards becoming packed, which allowed him to buy new cemetery grounds. Although, President Lincoln had just ordered the purchase of new cemetery grounds they were filling up quickly as well due to the many injured soldiers that had died in the Battle of the Second Wilderness and the Forty-Day’s Campaign. Both Soldier’s Home and Alexandria National Cemetery were reaching their limit of one thousand burials. Washington started to fill up with dead bodies faster than they could get rid of them, which caused federal officials to choose Arlington as the new burial ground place.
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools”( Martin Luther King Jr.). Between 1961 and 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) led a voter registration campaign in Selma, Alabama. It was a small town with a record of consistent resistance to black voting and black people in general. Between 17 and 50 people were injured in the first march known as “Bloody Sunday,” with one woman, Amelia Boynton nearly beat to death. Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) were persuaded by local activities to make Selma’s intransigence to African Americans voting. There were six hundred marchers assembled in Selma on Sunday, March 7. The march to Selma, Alabama was one of the most historically