Out of Many Chapter 10. The South & Slavery. King Cotton & Southern Expansion. Slavery had long dominated southern life Slaves grew tobacco, rice & indigo while the slave owners made fortunes Slave system waned until cotton entered & became highly profitable
Hermitage plantation slave cabins, Savannah, GA - each 2 rooms, bedroom & kitchen
An 1860 slave burial “drawn from life” at the plantation of LA Gov. Tucker
Abolitionist engraving by Alex Lawson: “Barbarity committed on a free African, who was found on the ensuing morning, by the side of the road, dead!”
In six southern states, slaves comprised over 40 percent of the total population.