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notes on slavery - The Rise of Slavery I. Slave Work 19th...

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The Rise of Slavery I. Slave Work 19 th C.- 5% of slaves lived in urban areas, other 95% in rural areas involved in agricultural work A. Task System (19thc.)- used on rice plantations, SC & GA, rice grows best in swampy areas, plantation owners live somewhere else due to malaria. White overseer assigns a task. Depended on slave’s age and ability. Rest of the day was yours when finished (fishing, gardening,) not a large white presence on plantation. B. Gang System (19thc.)- cotton plantation, everyone on plantation works on gang from dawn to dusk (all day), closely supervised, several overseers control. a. Trash Gangs- old/young pregnant women who followed the gang taking water, picking up cotton if they missed it in the gang. Significance: A lot more slaves living together, no free time, control by white overseer II. A. Cotton Production Spreads- slaves start moving into old southwest a. “King Cotton”- referred to cotton crop, cotton big new crop in American South,
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Onlinecourse during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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