Age of self-made man

Age of self-made man - Age of Self-made Man Fredrick...

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Age of Self-made Man 4/11/11 Fredrick Douglas o 1818 born into slavery 2 centuries had passed from 20 blacks arrived by Dutch Peculiar institution of slavery tagged name to south Mason-Dixon line divider Eve of civil war was slave population 4 million 1808 Atlantic slave trade banned o Big figure for emancipation Slavery o Old south was most powerful slave society the world has ever seen o Early 19 th century, cotton was a vital crop to industry ¾ of cotton crop grown in South o 1803 cotton had become the most important American export o More money invested in slaves than RR, factories and all other industries o Economics Limited market growth No urban growth Immigrants did not come New Orleans was only city that competed with Northern size Banks did limited things o ¾ of families didn’t own a slave o Some whites spoke out against the elites, others just accepted it o Small farmers believed their success relied on slavery o 1850 majority of planters owned 5 or fewer
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Winship during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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