: History of the Southern Colonies in colonial times

The back country was non-slaveholding, and the economic conditions were were similar to those of the northern colonies; while the coast settlements were slaveholding and were marked by all the characteristics of southern life, except the aristocratic feature.

By 1750 more than 100,000 people lived in the two colonies of North and South Carolina.

Virginia was the first successful southern colony. While Puritan zeal was fueling New England's mercantile development, and Quaker experiment was turning the middle colonies into America's bread basket, the South was turning to cash crops. Geography and motive rendered the development of these colonies distinct from those that lay to the North.


One of the Southern Colonies, Maryland was a Proprietary colony

These two surviving colonies, several hundred miles apart, now began to be called North and South Carolina.

Based on George Weymouth's accounts of voyages to the New England area in 1606, two private companies were formed to seek a patent for colonization on the Atlantic Coast. One of these companies was called the London Company and it was given the southern Virginia territory. The other company was called the Plymouth Company and its patent was for northern Virginia. Both companies quickly sought to exercise their patents but the London Company was the first to actually place colonists on the shore. In 1607, 105 London Company sponsored settlers arrived from England to begin the story that we all remember from our school days. Since they were there representing England and its King, James I, they settled in an encampment they called Jamestown on a river they named the James River.


Virginia was the first successful southern colony

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Like Robben Island in South Africa and San Francisco's Alcatraz, Rikers Island is difficult to get to—once a prime reason to hold people in captivity there. Those former penal colonies are now tourist attractions, and remoteness has become one of Rikers' biggest disadvantages. Because 85% of its detainees are pre- or midtrial, they must be transported to the boroughs for every court date. When they are late, or a hearing gets pushed back, court proceedings get delayed and stays grow longer. That was the case for Kalief Browder, 16 at the time of his arrest, who spent three years at Rikers, most of it in solitary confinement, awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack. His story and similar cases of abuse have bolstered calls for a shutdown. The city accepted federal oversight of the jail in a settlement last year.

Yes, the cost of moving inmates out and building new borough lockups would reach billions of dollars. A move would also mean abandoning a nearly $600 million facility on Rikers that broke ground in 2013. Some experts say any new money should go to improving the jails on the island, adding programming and mental-health services. Closing the jail would also depend on further reducing the number of prisoners, down more than 2,000 since 2012.

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*The Southern Colonies were part of the . The Southern Colonies included the colonies of Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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