• CHAPTER TEN: THE SOUTH AND SLAVERY, 1790s–1850s

    The Cotton Gin

     

     Expansion into the Old Southwest

                “Alabama Fever”

     


    Changing Attitudes toward Slavery

     


    The Internal Slave Trade

     


    The Economics of Slavery

                England’s mills

     

                Henry Hammond -“Cotton is King”

     

    Cotton Culture

                Social pyramid

     

                “trap” of cotton planting/ cash crop mentality

     

    American Slave System

                Ownership

     

    Challenge to Survive

     


    House Servants/ Artisans / Gang System of Labor

     

    Cradle to Grave

     

    Sold ‘Down the River’

     


    Slave Families

     


    African American Religion

     


    Resistance/Slave Revolts

     


    Free African Americans

     


    Whites

    The Middle Class

     

    Poor White People

     

    Yeomen

     

    Yeoman Values

     

    Planters

    Old Planter Elite (% ____ ?)

     


    Plantation Life

     

    Plantation Mistress


     

    Coercion and Violence

     


    Developing Proslavery Arguments

     


    After Nat Turner

     

    Changes in the South

     
     
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