A big part of visiting the South, especially places like Charleston and New Orleans, is visiting plantations. These large homes are typically defined as "an estate on which crops such as coffee, sugar, cotton, and tobacco are cultivated by resident labor" by encyclopedias. But what they almost always mean in this part of the world is a place that relied on slave labor. So … [Read more...] about Should We Visit Plantations?
Whether or not you agree with visiting a plantation, you can't ignore the fact that they are a part of history. These wealthy families had slaves and grew cotton, tobacco, and other agricultural products. Visiting a plantation while in Charleston is a way of understanding how the South functioned prior to the Civil War. I've developed this guide to Charleston plantations so … [Read more...] about Visiting Plantations in Charleston, South Carolina