Slavery Essay

Slavery Essay - Andrew Golden AP American History Aug. 24,...

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Andrew Golden AP American History Aug. 24, 2006 Slavery Take-home Essay During the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in the United States, slavery was extremely common in the Southern states. Black Slaves were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Middle Passage, from Africa to America, were than sold to wealthy plantation owners and forced into labor on large plantations. After 1700, an estimated four-hundred thousand slaves were brought to North America. Slavery struck the northern states as appalling, unnecessary, and inhumane to the poor Africans. The concept of slavery and whether or not the nation should accept it divided the northern and southern states. In the North, the peoples’ perception of slavery was very negative in contrast to the South’s peoples’ views that slavery was perfectly legal and necessary to the survival of the southern states. In the North slavery was never as important as in the South because only the South had large plantations and the need for it. The North
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2008 for the course HIST 1101 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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