Chapter 16 The South and the Slavery Controversy

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Chapter 16 The South and the Slavery Controversy A. Cotton Kingdom 1. cotton gin (invented by Eli Whitney) revitalizes the cotton industry needing more slaves 2. cotton profitable- able to produce more cotton able to buy more land and you need more slaves so then you are ablt to make more cotton, able to buy more land etc. part of an upward spiral. a. South but also the North (blacks were treated like the 3 rd class. The south even thought that they treated the blacks better than the north Northern Shippers profited from shipping the cotton. b. Half of US exports, 75% of British cotton-from the South c. Cotton-Trump card 3. Planter aristocracy a. oligarchy 1,733 families owned 100 or more slaves b. Social Pyramid
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c. Planter Atistocacy d. Slaveowning Whites Non slave owning whites 75% exception mountain whites e. freedmen f. slaves 4. Weaknesses of King Cotton a. overuse of land ruined the land, ecologically wasteful b. Monopolistic c. Financial instability Over speculation Land Slaves
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One crop dependency d. Resentment toward the north
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 1120 taught by Professor Grigg during the Spring '08 term at UNO.

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