The second type of economic system that can be used for such an analysis is that of slavery. In Eric Williams ' work titled “Slavery and Capitalism”, he describes how the development of slavery marked several social and economic changes in society, especially in the nature of social hierarchies and relationships. Sven Beckert, in “The Empire of Cotton”, reiterates Williams ' argument by describing cotton cultivation in America, of which the backbone was slavery. In this economic system, production thrived because of the subordination of the labour force. Slavery was a cost effective method of employing labour.
However, the South America did not do that and they published a new law, which mainly talked about if the slaves who belong to the South ran away to North. The slaveholder had power to catch them back. From 1850 to 1870, in these 20 years the laws of the South did not allow slaves ran away to the North. That is unfair, every people want free and a place where there was no slavery, no slaveholder everyone is equal. However, some people built some laws to prevent people to go there.
Throughout the southern states of America, slaves were forced into unfair and inhumane living conditions. They were made to do hard labor in the fields or in the houses of their masters under the threat of abuse or even death. Nonetheless, slaves managed to create their own culture and lives under this oppressive lifestyle. Many bonded together to achieve some semblance of personal freedom even confined by the numerous restrictions of a prejudiced country. Although slaves were forced into a life they did not ask for they still managed to produce their own culture and make their lives better through religion, music, language, family relations, and even freedom movements.
Most wealthy southerners were unwilling to do this. They believed that an economy based on cotton and slavery would continue to prosper". This shows that Slaves and cotton were very important to the Southerners. In conclusion, slaves in the south were important people because they managed to do so much stuff with the least number of things. For example, they had their own cultures and they kept that religion going on even through the roughest times in their lives like being separated from their family, or even getting a whipping for no reason.
From the 1600s, African Americans were treated as slaves for white people. They had a very difficult life in their way of living. In 1861 the north were against having slaves, but the south wanted to allow slavery. Then the Civil War between the North and South began. Finally, the North won, and the slaves became free.
What was the south all about? Cotton was not the only crop grown in the South, but it was sure the crop that fueled the Southern economy. Southerners began saying ''Cotton is king'' because cotton became so populated that they would choose it over Industry. The cotton gin was a compact machine that removed seeds from cotton fibers. The value of enslaved people increased because of their key role in producing cotton and sugar.
The rise of slavery in early America was inevitable. African Americas began to arrive in America as early as 1619, but not all of these people were put directly into slave work. As indentured servitude became less and less popular, life began to change from a society with slaves into a slave society. This offered more opportunities and power for poor white men which moreover introduced a nation of race-based slavery. The abolitionist movement in the United States sought to destroy slavery.
One effect of the Columbus Exchange was the slave trade, the diseases partially caused slavery. With the rise of cash crops like sugar, cotton, and tobacco; Spain and other European colonies needed labor workers. They used some natives for slave labor, but there wasn 't many left because of diseases, so they needed slaves to farm their plantations. Africa was the best place to get slaves because African people were immune to European diseases, so they wouldn’t all die. Slave traders would sail over to Africa and exchange goods for slaves.
Just as manual labor was the main job for many slaves in the past due to the economic impact of farming, many slaves now are used as sex slaves. This comes as a result of slavery being illegal, and slaveholders need to keep their slaves a secret. Nowadays, slavery is not as cut and dry as it was 300 years ago. Today, slavery comes in many forms and it may be hard to tell if someone is being kept beyond their will. However, just like slavery in the past, human trafficking is a inhumane system that profits off the backs of unwilling laborers and just as countries stopped slavery in the past, countries need to make an effort to limit the amount of human trafficking
The abolition of slavery opened up newer opportunities and freedom to progress. It also witnessed the migration of many to the Northern America. But many did not want to live their southern homeland. Such is the connect, that many people who migrated to the North returned back to South where they found life, peace and happiness. They adapted themselves to the environment through their own sense of community and continue to live with challenges.