Describe the settlements in the Carolinas. What were the differences between the Carolinas and the Chesapeake?

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In the seventeenth century there were essentially two major settlements in the Carolinas, which were granted by King Charles II to a group of eight noblemen known as the "Lords Proprietors" between 1663 and 1665. In the beginning, there was actually no North and South Carolina—the colony was simply known as "Carolina." The two settlements mentioned earlier were Charles Town in the modern South Carolina Low Country and the Albemarle region in northeastern North Carolina. Charles Town has been described as a "colony of a colony" because it was founded by settlers from the sugar island of Barbados. These settlers came because of land pressure on that small island, and, finding the region unsuitable for sugar cultivation, they began...

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