Andrew Johnson of Tennessee and Joseph Brown of Georgia rose to political power:
In 1850, a majority of southern slaveholders owned how many slaves?
To qualify as a member of the planter class, a person had to be engaged in southern
own at least ten slaves.
grow specifically cotton or sugarcane.
own at least twenty slaves.
live in a large mansion.
own at least fifty slaves.
From 1840 to 1860, the price of a “prime field hand”: