American slaves were treated horribly. It was called the “Peculiar Institution” because it was a strange system. After a while, the South started to rely on slavery since it was agricultural. The North relied on the cotton from the South to ship to other countries. Once the cotton gin came to the South, they needed more slaves because they were producing more cotton.
Aspects of the law were applying to slaves, those who owned slaves, all white people who either do or do not own slaves, and servants. It shows how all different groups of people in the society have to do their part in order to maintain the economic system. In the Slave Code of South Carolina, it begins stating rules of slaves paying off debts to their owners by saving and paying off with money or goods, or being sold and their profit being given to the original owner. It continues to talk about runaway slaves and the process in which someone must go through if they find one. The document states “ no person whatsoever, except the sheriff or gaoler, shall keep any runaway slave or slaves above four days… employ any of them, or suffer him, or her in custody”, this shows the idea of ownership of slaves in the fact that they must be returned quickly, having done no work for the capturer, and there is a small reward upon return.
Innovation/technology Technology Impacted sectional differences that led to the civil war . The cotton gin help the slaves separated the cotton from the seeds. They had factories in the North and plantations in the south. The factories allowed for trading with forgeign countries. .
I would ask him the who, what, where, why, and what if of his decisions. Beginning, I would ask him who influenced his decision to become the president of the confederacy? Jefferson Davis would respond naming off list of people who rely on farming to provide for their family. This would be many people who are in support of slavery. Slavery was essential for efficient production of crops.
"Moving Out but Not Up: Economic Outcomes in the Great Migration" talks about economic issues of the great migration. It also talks about the job that was available, and compared the cost to picking cotton (Eichenlaub,1pg). "Moving northward and to the Mid-west, the number of Negroes leaving the various southern states more or less coincided with the degree of harshness under which they attempted to live and
Slaves and servant had begun to revolt against the brutality of their masters by not doing the chores they were ordered to do. For this reason, new laws were assembled to cease the rebellion. Some of those laws included: “Law Makes Killing a Slave Legal” established in 1669 and the “Law Authorizes Force to Suppress Rebellious Slaves, Indians, and Servants,” established in 1672. These laws described if a slave resists his/her master they have a possibility of being killed. This was stated clearly in the description of the 1672 law, “…as it hath beene manifested…that many negroes…are out in rebellion…whome many mischeifs…dangerous...for the prevention…if any nergroe, molatto, Indian slave, or servant for life, runaway...it shall lawful for any person…to take him, upon the resistance…to kill or wound him.” (“Virginia Servant and Slave Laws,” in Handout Set, p. 3) Summarizing the quote, if a slave attempts to runaway and is seen they have a probability of being killed or wounded.
It affected the economy, social, and class system. By having the slaves work the plantations, it let the owners keep the money which in a way made slavery the mainstay of the economy. When the cotton gin was created it became the core of the social and political aspects of
When slavery was abolished, Jim Crow laws were put into effect to keep African Americans and Whites separated. During these times black slaves were to receive 4 acres of land and a mule from the slave owner to repay them for the incarceration as slaves. Due to the split labor market, blacks had a harder time retaining their jobs, and the jobs that were approved for blacks were low paying. Despite the these societal disadvantages against the African American people, some slaves like my great, great, great grandfather, Wesley A. Settles who built the first school in Edgefield, SC where he taught African American children how to read and write, were able to rise and prosper.
The slaves were brought over initially to help the production and meet the demands for cash crops such as tobacco and cotton. African slavery in the U.S started as a tool for agriculture production and developed into a huge racial divide between caucasians and African American that is still prevalent today, years after slaves were emancipated in the U.S in 1863. In the book “Capitalism and Slavery,” author Eric Williams claims that "Slavery was not born of racism; rather, racism was the consequence of
Black was initially brought into the United States efforts to traffickers when mainly used for agricultural production. After the Civil War, blacks poured into the northern and western cities. Blacks are an ethnic group in American society long oppressed as slave labor, blacks in 1865 after the Civil War victory won liberation from the law, in fact, there is a process. But black culture on American culture has a