March 5

March 5 - March 5 2006 Slavery It is an exceedingly complex...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
March 5, 2006 Slavery It is an exceedingly complex and varied institution (be wary of generalizing) o totally depends on master o economic conditions boom or bust o fear of being sold down the Mississippi river o may have a paternal master or on the other hand a son of a bitch o you just cant say slavery is like this or it is like that b/c it is so varied Antebellum South slaveholders are all that mattered in the south by 1840’s those who were making money, social, political and economic elite were in the slave holding regime o large property holders slave owners who hold the most slaves men of the big house easy/isolated life o medium class planters want more slaves than they have; more land, slaves, cotton medium and small slave owners who really take control of the south they want slavery to expand o yeoman farmers not competitive in slave owning not an urban society towns are filled with doctors, lawyers, cotton exporters/importers by 1850’s it is those small and middle slave owners who by large have gotten
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/13/2008 for the course HIST 200 taught by Professor Seip during the Spring '07 term at USC.

Page1 / 3

March 5 - March 5 2006 Slavery It is an exceedingly complex...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online