The most important effect was to divide American political culture into two increasingly irreconcilable factions until the differences exploded into a civil war. The businesses that had the most success in marketing their products in the North were located in the border states. Very rapidly after emancipation the labour costs of Caribbean plantations reached a level at which it became attractive for the planters to hire labourers from Europe and Asia.
Alexandria, Virginia, became a major center of the internal slave trade, and according to one estimate, three hundred thousand slaves were sold from there into the Deep South in the two decades before the Civil War.
The answer is that a combination of the two occurred, but that the decisions of the freedmen were the decisive factor. Records show slaves acting as business agents, mill and locomotive engineers, and ferryboat operators—and all at a fraction of the cost of white skilled labor.
Back to 3 The—by now classic—argument for the viability of the West Indian plantations was put forward by Seymour Drescher, Econocide: While the United States remained an agrarian country during this period, the vast majority of the industrial development, or building of factories to turn raw materials into finished goods, took place in the north.
These cereal grains were not as labor intensive as cotton or tobacco, and planters in the region were finding themselves with more slaves than they needed.
Slave emancipation had made the Caribbean planters the most vulnerable employers in the Atlantic world, at least in the more sparsely populated areas. Most urban slaves worked as domestic servants who were primarily womenthough others worked as skilled craftsmen, dockworkers, washerwomen, factory workers, and day laborers.
He maintained that Europeans' conquest and settlement of the New World depended on the enslavement of millions of black slaves, who helped amass the capital that financed the industrial revolution. It had no base for manufacturing weapons.
Although the planter class, those individuals who owned twenty or more slaves to work plantations of about a thousand acres, was extremely small, it comprised the southern elite. A New System of Slavery. They tapped a wide variety of sources. While southern women were expected to be models of virtue, the men were bound by no such standards.
Their reputed laziness was primarily due to an extremely inadequate diet; malnutrition left them susceptible to malaria, hookworm, and other diseases that produced lethargy. McGlynn and Drescher, pp. In fact, higher wages further stimulated the freedmen's move away from the plantations, as their need for a regular cash income was limited.
In view of that, it is possible to speak of a second plantation revolution. Reconstruction in Practice Slavery, the Economy, and Society At the time of the American revolution, slavery was a national institution; although the number of slaves was small, they lived and worked in every colony.
As a group, mulattos tended to look down on those with darker skin, whether free or slave. A very few plantations were several thousand acres in size and used hundreds of slaves. Free blacks in the South. Had slavery somehow ceased during that expansion, it would have been impossible for the South to meet the worldwide demand for its products.Economic, geographic, and social factors all played in to the increase of slavery between and The geography of America helped slavery grow through the triangular trade.
The triangle trade was a trade between America, Africa, and the West Indies. EFFECTS OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL FACTORS ON SLAVES AND FREE BLACKS. Enslaved African Americans o Effects - subsistence farming, shipbuilding, and fishing Unit 1: Exploration and Colonization.
U.S. History to STAAR Review Unit 1. Research and reports on economic factors that affect resource use (land, water and biological resources) and the costs and benefits to farmers, consumers and the government of meeting conservation and environmental goals.
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The Impact of Slavery More than slaves lived and worked at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage plantation in Tennessee in the 's Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness simply did not seem consistent with the practice of chattel slavery. Slavery had a significant impact on the society and the economy of the South.
Southern society was impacted because there was always a group of people who had no rights until the Civil War ended.Download