Half century before the American Revolution was it of consolidation and the enforcement of what was now it firmly based slave system. Slavery’s geographical spread was quite wide in the South, and even in the north, but it’s real numerical strength and economic and social importance we’re still concentrated around its two main Atlantic Bridge heads, the tobacco that’s growing area of Virginia and Maryland and the subtropical rice and indigo region of South Carolina and Georgia. This was the period when many of the enduring and distinctive features of Southern slavery assumed they’re recognizable shape.