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1. Why was cotton cultivation central to the expansion of slavery? How did the cultivation of various crops shape the experience of slavery? How did the domestic slave trade and the exploitation of black women by white males affect slave families? Slavery was increasing tremendously by the moment in 1700 to 1800s. During that time was also a major increase in trade all over the world, with shipments, other countries, states, tribes, and more. Cotton production started in the southern colonies and expanded western between 1820 and 1860 to Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, and more. First, when slavery started the labor the African Americans be doing most of the time is picking cotton, clear forest, drain damps, and more for cultivation. When crops were needed more to trade and labor increased then the demand of slaves increased. When Eli Whitney cotton gin was invented in 1793 the cotton cultivation expanded and so did slavery. Also, tobacco, rice, sugar, and plenty other crops took a big part due to higher slavery demands across not only the southern, but western colonies also. The horrible domestic slave trade changed many lives forever. The fact that wives and kids had to watch their mother or father getting beaten until blood run down their spine in front of them is horrifying or the fact to see your father dying in front of you and others for trying to save their family. These changes many of people lives where some committed suicide, murders, saw dark creatures in nightmares sleep and awake. The fact that white males will rape black women and
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