• Brick tenant quarters

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Animals

Oakland Outbuildings

NPS Photo

The plantation was a farm that contained many different animals. Besides using mules for labor intensive work, the family relied on chickens for food and eggs.

Did You Know?

Cotton

As textile mills in the north increased their demand for cotton, the use of enslaved labor increased in cotton-growing plantations such as Oakland and Magnolia. In this way the industrial revolution in the northern states encouraged the expansion of the plantation labor systems of the south.