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Chapter 16. The South and the Slavery Controversy. Plantation Agriculture. Wasteful Excessive cultivation of cotton despoiled the land Weaknesses of the plantation system 1. Relied on one crop 2. Repealed European immigrants 3. Significant population moved West. Continued.

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chapter 16

Chapter 16

The South and the Slavery Controversy

plantation agriculture
Plantation Agriculture
  • Wasteful
  • Excessive cultivation of cotton despoiled the land
  • Weaknesses of the plantation system

1. Relied on one crop

2. Repealed European immigrants

3. Significant population moved West

continued
Continued
  • Most white Southerners were non-slave-owning subsistence farmers.
  • Most slaves in the South were owned by a few plantation owners.
  • Most Southerners did not own slaves because they could not afford it.
ways in which southern slaves gained their freedom
Ways in Which Southern Slaves Gained Their Freedom
  • An idealism inspired by the Revolution
  • Being the children of white masters
  • Purchasing their way out of slavery
slavery
Slavery
  • Discrimination was common in the North toward free blacks.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe – wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin

* The plot shows the enforced separation

of slave families.

  • Most slaves were raised in a two-person household.
continued1
Continued
  • Slaves fought the system of slavery in the following ways:

1. Slow down the work pace

2. Sabotage expensive equipment

3. Pilfering goods their labor had

produced.

william lloyd garrison
William Lloyd Garrison
  • His publication is called The Liberator.
  • He pledged his dedication to the immediate abolition of slavery in the South.