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Unformatted text preview: at play in this chapter? 3. Explain the history (its growth AND constraints) of slavery in the west and its unique southern persistence. a. Geographic distribution b. Constitutional Compromise and Northwest Ordinance c. Can the norths view toward emancipation be explained in terms of costs and benefits? 4. How does the cotton gin change the face of slavery? 5. Were southern plantations efficiently run? Why? a. Scale economies 6. Describe the various aspects of economic exploitation connected with slavery. a. Whats the idea behind marginal product? 7. Why did the advantages of the slave system not catch on in other parts of the US? 8. Was slavery at all harmful to the southern economy? If it was harmful why didnt go away on its own? 9. Did the containment policies any surprising affects over time? Chapter Review Questions: a. Value of slaves...
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