NORTH Complicity

NORTH Complicity - History 135 300RL American Civilization...

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History 135 300RL Dan Hitman American Civilization I Winterim 2008 MAN 103 HOW THE NORTH PROMOTED, PROLONGED, AND PROFITED FROM SLAVERY This complicity that’s went on in the New England and Middle Atlantic states was compliance in the buying and selling of slaves . It was the north working hand in hand not only with the southern states but also with the West Indies and England . Complicity in the salve trade was imperative to the north . It was a major source of income, directly and indirectly . “New England was not a slave society … but it was slavery nevertheless that made the commercial economy of New England possible and that drove it forward . Slavery was the ultimate source of the commercial economy of eighteenth-century New England” [Farrow, 118] . “Only a few New England merchants actually engaged in the slave trade, but all of them profited by it, lived off it” [Farrow, 118] . “Although residents of New England and the Middle Atlantic States owned slaves and trafficked in slaves
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