HST112 Midterm #3

HST112 Midterm #3 - Joe Littman History 112 Professor...

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Joe Littman History 112 Professor Jackson 17 October 2010 Question 3 After slavery was abolished in the US the southern state’s economies fell apart. They were based almost entirely on slave labor and with the removal of the labor system industries needed to regenerate the southern economies. Those products were Cotton, Tobacco and Steel. With the industrialization of the North and the increased production possibility there was an increase in the demand for raw materials. One of these was cotton and the South was well equipped to produce the cotton. The cotton industry was always thriving in the south with slave labor, but after the 13 th Amendment it faltered. During the reconstruction period the cotton industry thrived and helped the southern economy recover: In 1870 there were 151 cotton mills in the South, in 1880 there were 161, in 1890 there were 239, and by 1900 there were 401 mills. In that period, capital invested had risen from $11.1 millions to $124.6 millions; the cotton processed had risen from about 34 million pounds to about 708 million pounds, and the
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HST 112 taught by Professor Winkler during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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HST112 Midterm #3 - Joe Littman History 112 Professor...

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