Slavery in the South

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Slavery has been a major issue in the period between 1790s and the Civil War. Due to the interest of the white people in exploiting human's slavery lasted long than it would have lasted. Many historians believe that without American Negro slavery there would have been no Civil War. The effect of slavery can be seen on the economy, industrialization, and their lifestyle. Slavery affected the slaves in various ways.

Economy during slavery: Tobacco was the original crop during the colonial period. But the problem was that tobacco was extremely exhausting to the soil. Due to this they started cultivating wheat and corns. This change increased the demand of money and decreased the demand of labor. Thus, the slaves were transported from upper South to Deep South. In south the soil was good and the climate was warmer which was perfect for the cultivation of crops like sugar, cotton rice etc.

The rise of short-staple cotton made it possible for the south to strengthened the economy and hold of slavery. This short- stapled cotton differed from long-staples cotton in two ways: Its seeds were more difficult to remove by hand, and it could be grown anywhere in south Kentucky and Virginia. But later the invention of cotton gin resolved the problem in 1793. Gradually in the 19th century the center of production shifted westward. There was a phenomenal expansion in the total production. By 1850s three quarters of the worlds cotton supply came from America. In spite of this success there was no steady prosperity in the south. the planters worked hard on the lands till it was exhausted and than they left with there slaves to explore the rich land on west.

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