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The South is said to have developed a distinctive culture in the early nineteenth century.  Was it distinctive from the North?   In what ways?  Explain.
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Out of Many: A History of the American People

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The South did develop a distinctive culture in the early nineteenth century, which was different from the North in many ways. The South’s economy was primarily based on agriculture, and the use of slave labor was widespread. The North, on the other hand, was more industrialized and had a more diverse economy. The South’s culture was also influenced by the institution of slavery, which was not present in the North. The South’s social structure was hierarchical, with wealthy plantation owners at the top and poor white farmers at the bottom. In contrast, the North was more egalitarian, with a larger middle class. The South’s culture was also influenced by the region’s geography, climate, and history. The South was more rural than the North, and its people were more closely tied to the land. The South’s climate was warmer and more humid than the North’s, which affected the region’s agriculture and lifestyle. The South’s history was also different from the North’s, with the region having a distinct identity and a strong sense of regional pride.

In summary, the South’s culture was distinctive from the North in many ways, including its economy, social structure, geography, climate, and history.
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