11.19 Planters and Yeomen in the Slave South

11.19 Planters and Yeomen in the Slave South - Monday,...

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Monday, November 19 th , 2007 Planters and Yeomen in the Slave South By 1860, the slave population in the South nearly doubled (with the new additions of new states like Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama) Internal Slave Trade was from 1810-1860 o Started in the Upper South and spread to the Deep South o New Orleans is the biggest slave trading center Value of cotton exports as a percentage of all US exports grew from 7.1% in 1800 to 57.1% in 1860 o By 1860, the number of slaves grew to nearly match the number of cotton bales produced Slave Society o 2,300 households in the south held over 100 slaves Planter class monopolized slaves (had the biggest number) o Numbers were only accounted for slave-holding states o In NC, 1/3 families had slaves in 1860 o Owned best land Had water transportation Got crops to market more easily Good soil Internal improvements had great impact on South i.e. Virginia’s James River became flooded, and a canal was built around it
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