A New World: Journey and Settlement
As migration became the new measurement of a planter's son's success, planter men, women, and their slaves went on the journey towards the Southwest. Though they have moved from border to border together, the experience of leaving home and starting anew far from home and family felt different for each of them. This chapter discusses the effects of migration on the members of the planter family from the moment of departure of the young men, their experiences as they went along the journey towards their dreams of success, their arrival and settlement in the new land, as well as the difficulties they encountered with the challenges of a new home. Men retained their decision-making power as the head of the family upon the transition, while women and slaves lived a life filled with more despair and sorrow.
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