Lecture__11_�_Antebellum_Slavery_and_Abolition_-_Outline

Lecture__11_�_Antebellum_Slavery_and_Abolition_-_Outline

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Lecture #11 – Antebellum Slavery and Abolition I. The Spread of Slavery After the Revolutionary War A. Why does slavery survive The north moved toward abolition and the Atlantis Slave Trade was cancelled Slavery survives and grows because of the rise of cotton B. The Rise of Cotton This happens because of improving technology of how to turn the textiles into clothing and this lowers the price of cotton goods; after the revolution the demand for cotton goods rises 1793 – Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which separated the cotton from the seed and then cotton could be produced much quicker and more efficiently The cotton gin sealed the south’s fate of cotton making and in the process also seals the fate of the slave labor population C. The Spread of Cotton Cotton spreads across the south and the south begins to socially revolve around cotton production (politically, economically, ect.) D. The Demand for Labor Slave trading had been abolished so they needed to turn to other ways of getting slaves; an illegal slave trade emerges but doesn’t produce enough slave labor to meet the demand of the south Slaves from the north are sold by their masters to the south and slave “breeding” begins (the breeding posed as a successful way of producing a sufficient number of slaves) II. The South as a Slave Society (as opposed to a society with slaves) A. Slavery Affected all aspects of life If slavery was removed from the south then the south would not be the same; everyday life was dependent on slaves It was not like that in the north B. Slave Holding Families Slaves living in a slave-holding house . . . 25% lived in the upper south
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