Reconstructing the Past
Races from the Advanced Race Guide
Union: Changelings(secretive), Dwarves, Gnomes, Svirnefblin
Confederate: Drow, Dhampirs, Duergar,
Even Split: Ratfolk, Kobolds, Hobgoblins, Halflings
Changelings came to the new world to avoid prosecution in the old one, and were the main targets of witch hunts and as such have become very secretive and typically keep to themselves in the woods of the Northeast US (Maine, Vermont, etc.). Dwarves and Gnomes have become great inventors and captians of industry since the turn of the 19th century, but also make up part of the middle class artisans. Drow and Dhampir used to the leaders of the South holding vast tracts of land and numerous slaves from their Plantation houses. Halflings, Hobgoblins, Kobolds, and Ratfolk make up the majority of the poor and middle class in the United States, mostly as farmers. Although Ratfolk are fine sailors and a large number of them are usually found in port cities as the masters of various sea going vessels. Hobgoblins and Kobolds if in the city tend to be factory workers and in some small towns they serve as blacksmiths, and had been known to be hired on to plantations to practice the craft as well. Halflings are almost always farmers in the great plains states. Duergar and Svirnefblin tend to inhabit the Appalachian Mountains and have had tense relationships between the two communities. The Svirnefblin sided with the Union primarily during the civil war, and the Duergar primarily with the Confederacy.
Humans, Gnolls, Catfolk, Goblins, Vanaras(Wakyambi), Gripplis (Creoles)
Humans, Gnolls, and Goblins tended to be brought as slaves. Goblins sometimes refered to as “House Elves” were trained to do household chores because their size made them unsuitable for hard labor. Catfolk tended to be slavers as their excellent hunting skills proved useful, and Wakyambi tended to live too far back in the deep jungle to be caught frequently. Gripplis are meant to represent the creole populations around Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, they tend to speak fluent French and really fit somewhere inbetween the European Descent and the African Descent races.
Centaurs, Elves, Half-elves, Lizardfolk, Strix
Centaurs make up the majority of the Native cultures from the Plains cultural area, these include the Crow, the Arapaho, the Comanche, the Cheyenne, Kiowa Apache, etc.. Elves make up the majority of the native cultures that were from the Southeastern woodlands, these include the Cherokee, Chinkasaw, Choctaw, Catawba, Muscogee, etc. Lizardfolk make up the majority of the cultures from the south west, the Navajo, the Hopi, the Mojave, the Zuni, etc. The strix make up the Native cultures from the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin, the Shoshone, the Paiute, the Chinook, the Tillamook, the Pentlatch, etc. The half-elves represent the native cultures of the north eastern woodlands, the Algonquin, the Illinois Confederacy, the Iroquois Confederacy, the Mahican Confederacy, etc.
Vishankas, Samsarans, Tengus, Kitsune, Wayangs, Orcs and Half-Orcs (Oni)
What is known to the west about the exotic lands of the east, Orcs and Half-orcs tend to be poor farmers and menial laborers, Samsarans tend to be monks who wander in search on enlightenment. Kitsune and Tengus tend towards being expert swordsmen and craftsmen as well as sometimes members of royal courts. Vishankas and Wayangs are almost always advisors and members of royal courts. Orcs and Half-Orcs are the majority of the immigrants.