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A colonial region that ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of the New England, Middle and southern colonies. Backcountry
A farm that produces enough food for the entire family with a small additional amount for trade. Subsistence Farming
A transatlantic system of trade in which goods, including slaves were exchanged between Africa, England, Europe, the west indies, and the colonies in North America. Triangular Trade
A series of laws passed by parliament, beginning in 1651, to ensure that England made money from its colonies trade. Navigation Acts
To illegaly import or export goods. Smuggling
a crop grown by a farmer to be sold for money rather than for personel use. Cash Crop
a mill in which grain is ground to produce flour or meal. Gritsmill
a variety of people. Diversity
A skilled worker,such as a weaver or a potter, who makes goods by hand, a crafts person Artisan
A vehicle with wide wheels, a curved bed, and a canvas cover used by American pioneers traveling west. Conestoga Wagon
A plant grown in the southern colonies that yeilds a deep blue dye. Indigo
A woman who introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop after her father sent her to supervise his South Carolina plantations when she was 17. Eliza Lucas
One of the best known of the southern planters. His family owned a large estate in Virginia. After his father died, Byrd took on his father's responsibilities, including membership in the House of Burgesses. William Byrd 2
A worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct the work of slaves. Overseer
A 1739 uprising of slaves in South Carolina, leading to the tightening of already harsh slave laws. Stono Rebellion
Mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south to Alabama Applachian Mountains
The point at which a waterfall prevents large boats from moving farther upriver. Fall Line
A broad plateau that leads to the foot of a mountain range Piedmont
A large group of families that claim a common ancestor Clan
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