Antebellum slavery - The Antebellum Era and National Slave Culture Modernization of Slavery Creating the Early National South Contributions to the

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The Antebellum Era and National Slave Culture
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Modernization of Slavery Creating the Early National South
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Contributions to the Modernization of Slavery Environmental Factors North had failed agriculture Climate and soil South had fertile land Tobacco a Failed Crop Indentured Servitude to Racial Slavery
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Technological Innovation Eli whitney’s Cotton Gin: 1793 One could to what 50 could before Availability of cotton fueled development of cotton mills & factories in the Northeast and Britain
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Market Revolution Transportation shrank time and space Farmers became market producers Increased risk for artisans: entrepreneurs or laborers? Credit Revolution creates a paper economy
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Market Revolution’s Regional Differences North: Experienced industrial production and wage labor Linked to the industrial revolution that produced the working class South: Dynamic slave economy that did not industrialize Agricultural economy plugged into the market revolution just as the north was
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Rise of King Cotton
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How Did Cotton Reshape the South? Massive Recommitment to Slavery: External Slave Trade: 250,000 new slaves 1787-1808 Exceeds the number already brought in in the prior 200 years
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Geographic Expansion of King Cotton
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Internal Slave Trade Results in the transportation of crops and the relocation of African Americans
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Growth of Slavery
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2008 for the course HIST 1402 taught by Professor Melendy during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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Antebellum slavery - The Antebellum Era and National Slave Culture Modernization of Slavery Creating the Early National South Contributions to the

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