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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 11 October 7, 2008 Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South 1. Anti-Civil Right A similar shift, if an involuntary one, occurred in the slave population.  Between 1840 and 1860, according to some estimates, 410,000 slaves moved  from the upper South to the cotton states—either accompanying masters who  were themselves migrating to the Southwest or (more often) sold to planters  already there. The sale of slaves to the Southwest became an important  economic activity in the upper South. 1 2. Great wealth In the face of this booming agricultural expansion, other forms of economic  activity developed slowly in the South. There was growing activity in flour  milling and in textile and iron manufacturing, particularly in the upper South, 
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course HIST 2710 taught by Professor Rethjames during the Spring '09 term at Utah Valley University.

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