Economics 353 Lecture 12

Economics 353 Lecture 12 - Eco 353 Lecture 12 Slavery...

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Eco 353 Lecture 12 Slavery
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Southern Agriculture Southern agriculture was not all about slavery. Most southern farms had no slaves and in many ways did not differ so much from farms in the North
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Slavery What was distinctive about the South was slavery. What was distinctive about slavery in the US South was its success in a number of dimensions.
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Slave numbers About 661,000 slaves were brought to the US before the importation of slaves was banned in 1808. Brazil imported 4 million slaves. By 1825, US had more slaves than Brazil. Because of relatively high fertility and relatively low death rate.
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Compared to slavery elsewhere Compared to slavery elsewhere, US slaves did relatively well … AND the institution of slavery thrived here.
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It is difficult to talk about an institution as horrible as slavery. Every time someone says, it wasn’t as bad as something else, it sounds like they are saying that slavery was ok. HUMAN SLAVERY WAS TERRIBLE!
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