posted by Chrys .
What was the society of south circa 1840?
I was doing some flash cards for us history and this was one of the vocab terms. I couldn't find anything about it in my textbook, notes, and met a similar difficulty while trying to look for it on the internet.
The Southern society was much stratified. At the top you had the large plantation owners and their families. Beneath them were small farmers and at the bottom were slaves.