How were slaves' work routines different in each region in the South? Why?
In the Chesapeake, slaves often worked on small or medium sized family farms. Furthermore, tobacco production was not particularly difficult, fast-paced or intense, so slaves were rarely worked to exhaustion. Because of this, slaves were generally responsible for working 1.5-2 acres of land. In contrast, most slaves in the Lowcountry worked on large plantations. Rice production was often grueling and fast-paced labor, so slaves were typically only responsible for 1/4 an acre of land.