The Pecular Institution

The Pecular Institution - The"Peculiar Institution"It is...

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The “Peculiar Institution” “It is difficult to handle, simply as property, a  creature possessing human passions and human  feelings . . . while the absolute necessity of  dealing with property as a thing greatly  embarrasses a man in any attempt to treat it as  human.”  Frederick Law Olmsted
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What was the status of slavery at the time of the Revolution?
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1775 1780 1785 1790 1795 1800 1805 1810 A. Revolution 1775-1881 | | | | | | | | | | | Cotton Expansion Constitution 1787-1788           1808 Slave trade Ended
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Why, how, and when did slavery expand after ratification of the Constitution? Cotton gin—expansion of cotton & slavery Slave trade prohibited in 1808 Rapid population growth 600,000 in 1790 2 million in 1830 4 million by 1860
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What was the relationship between slavery and the law? Constitution Federal laws State laws Slave codes Laws enslaved and laws made “free blacks”
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Free African American Population Total North Upper South Lower South 1820 233,000 99,000 114,000 20,000 1860 488,000 226,000
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2011 for the course HIST E111 taught by Professor Hudson during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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