a colonial region that ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.
a farm that produces enough food for the family with a small additional amount for trade.
the transatlantic system of trade in which goods, including slaves, were exchanged between Africa, England, Europe, the West Indies, and the colonies in North America.
a series of laws passed by Parliament, beginning in 1651, to ensure that England made money from its colonies' trade.
to illegally import or export goods.
a crop grown by a farmer to be sold for money rather than for personal use.
a mill in which grain is ground to produce flour or meal.
a variety of people.
a skilled worker, such as a weaver or a potter, who makes goods by hand; a craftsperson.
a vehicle with wide wheels, a curved bed, and a canvas cover used by American pioneers traveling west.
a plant grown in the Southern colonies that yields a deep blue dye.
the person who introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop.
William Byrd II
a wealthy planter best known for his writing.
a worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct the work of slaves.
a 1739 uprising of slaves in South Carolina, leading to the tightening of already harsh slave laws.
a mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south to Alabama.
the point at which a waterfall prevents large boats from moving farther upriver.
a broad plateau that leads to the foot of a mountain range.
a large group of families that claim a common ancestor.