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Chapter 16 Terms

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Chapter 16 Terms 1. Cotton Kingdom  – a HUGE agricultural factory, lots o' fluffy fiber! The planters earned quick profits and thus, many more  slaves were bought to farm the land. Northern shippers gained a lot from the cotton, since they sold it to the Brit-ish for lots  o' money. 2. “Poor white trash”  - this is what some of the least prosperous nonslaveholding whites were called (even by slaves!). Also  “hillbillies”, “crackers”, or “clay eaters”. These white trash people were found to actually be sick, suffering from malnutrition  and parasite (but no one cared back then). 3. Sold “down the river”  - This phrase originated in the Mississippi region during slave trading days. Domestic slaves were  sold to plantation owners lower down the river where they usually suffered harsh treatment.  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe  -  an American reformer and writer whose novel  Uncle Tom's Cabin  (1852) is a classic of 19th  century anti-slavery literature since it captured the emotional power!!! of the separation of teh black families!!!
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