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Abolition vs the Slave Power

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Abolition vs. the Slave Power History 156: History of the United States to 1865 1. Northern Abolition in the Revolutionary Era Revolutionary Era Antislavery Action Slavery officially abolished in the five New England states (MA, CT, RI, NH, VT) between 1777-1784 Slavery gradually abolished in the Mid-Atlantic States (PA 1780, NY 1799) NY Gradual Emancipation Law: - Men and women born into slavery before 4 July 1799 would remain in slavery their entire lives. - But any black male born to a slave mother after the fourth of July 1799 would gain his freedom just as soon as he turned 28 – for females born to slave mothers, the threshold for freedom was age 25. 2. The Rise of the Slave Power The end of the international slave trade in 1808 did not prevent the growth of the American slave population (slave mothers continued to give birth to slave babies). The ‘Cotton Kingdom’ by 1840, Each dot represents 2,000 bales of cotton. A Second Middle Passage More than 125,000 Chesapeake slaves made this six to eight week journey across the
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