Web Results

Slavery in the United States - Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_United_States

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...

Slavery in the American South - Constitutional Rights Foundation

www.crf-usa.org/black-history-month/slavery-in-the-american-south

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 ...

Slavery in America - Black History - HISTORY.com

www.history.com/topics/black-history/slavery

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 ...

The Southern Argument for Slavery [ushistory.org]

www.ushistory.org/us/27f.asp

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  ...

AMERICAN HISTORY: Slavery in the American South

learningenglish.voanews.com/a/1532857.html

Oct 25, 2012 ... Slavery did not become a force in the northern colonies mainly because of economic reasons | THE MAKING OF A NATION.

Life on a Southern Plantation, 1854 - EyeWitness to History

www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/plantation.htm

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 ...

Slavery in the United States - Civil War Trust

www.civilwar.org/education/history/civil-war-overview/slavery.html

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 ...

Pre-Civil War African-American Slavery - American Memory ...

www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/expref/slavery/

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 South.

Antebellum slavery - PBS

www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2956.html

By 1830 slavery was primarily located in the South, where it existed in many different forms. African Americans were enslaved on small farms, large plantations, ...

Life after slavery for African Americans | The South after the Civil ...

www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-history/period-6/apush-south-after-civil-war/a/life-after-slavery

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 ...