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Tobacco Culture: The Mentality of the Great Tidewater Planters on the Eve of Revolution

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The great Tidewater planters of mid-eighteenth-century Virginia were fathers of the American Revolution. Perhaps first and foremost, they were also ... Show synopsis

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BruceHH

Tobacco causes rebellion

by BruceHH on Nov 29, 2007

Tobacco Culture is another view of one of possible underlying causes of the American Revolution and the development of the American mentality. There were several causes of the American Revolution, some political, some economic, some social. This work combines the several genres within one segment of American culture. The great tobacco plantations of the South had been developed on a perceived understanding regarding debt. Planters would lend each other funds in gentlemanly agreements between friends. Southern planters viewed their English commercial relationships in the same manner. When they borrowed money from English trading houses to expand their plantations and/or buy English commodities with the promise to send their tobacco to the trading houses it was viewed as an agreement between friends, the brokers in England viewed the relationship otherwise. When these relationships became affected by the downward trend in tobacco prices the planters found their independence was being lost because of constant indebtedness. Misperceptions on both sides led to a falling out and contributed to the causes of the American Revolution.

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