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I know a lot of people don't consider Virginia the South anymore because we have lot of northern transplants and we're near D.C. but we were the first Southern state. We will take Virginia back !
Historically Virginia was the largest and wealthiest colony and state and the birthplace of Southern and American culture.A large proportion (about half) of Virginia's population was made up of enslaved Africans who worked its tobacco, cotton, and hemp plantations. Initially, these slaves were imported from west central Africa, primarily Angola. During the eighteenth century, however, about half of them were derived from various ethnicities located in the Niger Delta region of modern day Nigeria. They contributed strongly to the development of Southern foodways, music, vernacular architecture, and religion. With continued immigration to Virginia of other European groups and the 19th century sales of tens of thousands of enslaved African Americans from Virginia to the Deep South, by 1860 enslaved African Americans comprised only 31% of the state's population of 1.6 million.
Re: Virginia is the birthplace of Southern culture !
Date: December 01, 2007 06:55PM
Just another example of young people raised in their upper middle class Virginia living who would rather be given their life style then to earn it. Must be tough going from 6 bedroom homes to a one bedroom apartment...with no free cable! I feel so sorry for you all!
> That kind of brutality didn't happen very often.
> Most slaves were treated just like family. My
> family was very nice to their slaves and most were
> freed long before that nasty 'ol War.
> They didnt call them slaves. They called them
and im sure the great great granpappy Banged the hell out of the Slave women kinda like the way your inbred ass mom and dad are actually brother and sister. Yep you sure did treat them like family. Truer words never spoken.