The South’s economy was built on agriculture, the soil that they used played a key part because they were able to grow lots of food and cotton. I know this because in Discovering Our Past: The American Journey, the text explains, “Why was there little industry in the South? One reason was because of the boom in cotton sales. Because agriculture was so profitable, Southerners remained committed to farming rather than starting new businesses.” This is a key difference between the North and the South. This provided for entirely different lifestyles.
He lived in a special camp for runaway slaves constructed by the Union army in Edgefield near the river. He built cabinets and coffins to earn money. While promoting his goods, Singleton advocated for former slaves to consider moving West to buy and farm federal homesteading land. [[[[Benjamin “Pap” Singleton witnessed much racism and racial violence while in Nashville and believed owning land and farming was the only way for blacks to find true freedom.]]]] His first attempt to purchase land in Tennessee failed since local white landowners refused to sell their land at reasonable
He explains how much cotton America produced compared to the world, how much cotton the world required, and how important cotton was to America's economy. This improves the reader's understanding of the Americans want for land and helps contextualize the arguments made by Wallace. Lastly, Wallace does a good job of not showing a bias towards or against Jackson. He explains Jackson’s personal reasons for putting the Indian Removal Act in motion, but also presents other points. He explains economic factors and factors from outside of the states that influenced the treatment of Natives.
His inspiration for building this was for creating it easier for the slaves when he visited a plantation in Georgia. It worked like a strainer or a sieve so the seeds could fall through the metal mesh in the bottom of it. Smaller gins could hand cranked and larger ones would be powered by horses or eventually a steam engine. Only one of the machines could remove about 50 pounds of cotton seeds a day. After he got his patent, him and Miller later started a company manufacturing the cotton gin.
He believed that things would never truly be equal due to the color line, or as he referred to it, “the veil”. Despite American’s efforts to assist slaves in the transition to a free black American citizen, they just did not feel accepted. The Freedmen’s Bureau was set up in hopes that this would ease the transition but it didn’t help. This relates back to “the veil” the Du Bois refers to. The veil represents the African American’s feelings of inequality and inability to mesh with the white American citizens.
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.
In South, torn between the economic benefits of slavery and the moral and constitutional issues raised, and white Southerners grew more and more defensive. They argued that black people were incapable of caring for themselves. They said that slavery was a benevolent institution that kept them fed, clothed, and occupied. Most Northerners did not doubt that black people being inferior to whites, but they did doubt the benevolence of slavery. The Civil War changed the future of the United States.
Impact of the Booker T. Washington Strategy on the African-American Agenda Introduction The end of slavery in the South presented challenges for the freed black men and women in the region that continue to affect the social progress made ethnic minorities in the United States to this date. While slavery was undoubtedly a major contributor to the degradation process of the humanity and intelligence of the colored race at the time, the real problem for the leaders of the communities was the integration of their people into the American system. For the white men, their issue was how to not cede power to a growing population of black people that could till the lands better than them and were filled with hatred for the atrocities committed against them by several
The South was most responsible for the failure of Reconstruction. For example in the North president Johnson made it difficult for southerners to join the Union. He said they could not join the Union unless they admitted they lost the Civil War and that slavery is wrong(reconstruction video). This resulted with South disagreeing with the North. The South then had lack of involvement with the Union(Reconstruction video).
Their audience were those who agreed with emancipation, and more specifically blacks who had just been free. Clearly from the image described, those two groups didn’t see blacks as their equals and despised them. Their purpose in creating this image was to install fear in blacks to keep them from voting and believing that they are equal to those in the ex-confederacy. The kkk had been using terror tactics all throughout the Reconstruction era because they didn’t want blacks to vote or participate in their politics the kkk wanted to keep white supremacy. For a while the South had enacted black codes which replaced the slave codes.