Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human chattel
enslavement, primarily of ... The first six states to secede held the greatest
number of slaves in the South. Shortly after, t...
Before the Civil War, nearly 4 million black slaves toiled in the American South.
Modem scholars have assembled a great deal of evidence showing that few ...
The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 solidified the central importance of slavery
to the South's economy. By the mid-19th century, America's westward ...
Defenders of slavery argued that the sudden end to the slave economy would
have had a profound and killing economic impact in the South where reliance on
Oct 25, 2012 ... Slavery did not become a force in the northern colonies mainly because of
economic reasons | THE MAKING OF A NATION.
In the late 18th century the slaves of the South fueled an economic engine based
on tobacco. After years of over-planting and subsequent depletion of the soil's ...
By the end of the American Revolution, slavery had proven unprofitable in the
North and was dying out. Even in the South the institution was becoming less ...
By 1800 or so, however, African American slavery was once again a thriving
institution, ... cotton--that was especially well suited to the climate of the Deep
By 1830 slavery was primarily located in the South, where it existed in many
different forms. African Americans were enslaved on small farms, large
For African Americans in the South, life after slavery was a world transformed.
Gone were the brutalities and indignities of slave life, the whippings and sexual ...