So I have a question about the difference between the Upper South and the Deep South. I notice when the south is talked about when referring to the Antebellum period its usually the Deep South that is being talked about, the south of king cotton, neoclassical plantations, southern belles in hoop skirts etc. The thing is that to my knowledge cotton could only be grown in areas where there were long periods without frost and thus was confined to South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and the like, states that were in the lower South. I know that in the Tidewater area they had tobacco plantations and that when you look at counties with an overwhelming majority of blacks in the south its in the tidewater areas of Virginia and North Carolina and well as the cotton belt IE the lower/coastal south. What i'm interested though is in the Upper South not including the Virginia and North Carolina coasts. I notice that there is comparatively fewer blacks in those states and encyclopedia Britannica calls it the "Yeoman South". So my question is, how many plantations were located in the upper south? Were they all just Yeoman farmers that had some blacks to help them grow... whatever it was they were growing on their farms or was it like the lower south filled with plantations and wannabe aristocrats? Did the upper south conform to the "Gone With the Wind" stereotype (yes I know that that movie was romanticized) with southern gentleman and bells, large neoclassical plantations, a plethora of slaves etc?