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Unformatted text preview: Since Cotton production was dominant in the south and with the invention of Eli Whitney’s cotton Gin the need for more slaves grew. Slaves were brought in from Africa to the new world to work in the cotton fields. Slaves were treated horribly, they got very little food and water, and worked long hours in the fields. As a result of how poorly the slaves were being treated, abolitionists fought to end slavery. Many of the abolitionists were free blacks who were released from slavery. April 2007 marks the 200 year anniversary of the abolishment of the slave trade. Eric Lynch informs people who knew very little about Liverpool’s history about and the major role that they played in the slave trade. URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18294638/#storyContinued Jourdan Fletcher 11/2/07 American History Period 1 URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18294638/#storyContinued...
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- Spring '10
- Atlantic Slave Trade, Slavery in the United States, Eric Lynch