The author argues that the growth and production of cotton sparked an industrial revolution which increase migration. Once America expanded West and signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, America had a large amount of land. Specifically, it was the Alabama River Valley, which had great farming capabilities. With cotton prices rising, a mass migration occurred and people flocked to grow cotton. The author states that cotton fueled an “expansion of transatlantic industrial capitalism” which at the time was equivalent to sugar in the Caribbeans and oil in the Middle East.
The world American colonies changed and became more complex. The population in the English colonies increased greatly and most of the immigrants came from England and. The economy was built on and by trade and this increased economic wealth through the Atlantic. The American religious and cultural life changed because they were pushing Christianity to the natives and salves.
In addition, cotton stimulated the national economy in multiple ways. The growth in the supply of cotton promoted the Northern textile industry, while the funding and transportation of Southern cotton encouraged Northern banking and shipping. Also, Southern demand for Northern manufactured goods and Midwestern farm produce rose as a result of the profit gained from cotton. Because of its enormous effects on the American economy, cotton became known as “King Cotton” or “white gold”. However, the cotton gin also sparked the resurgence of Southern slavery, which had been in decline due to the drop in tobacco production.
He states “The productive prowess of the salve plantation was the driving force behind the commercial booms” (Blackburn, 398). Also the details that he provides in his book, Blackbum has some good points to back up his statement. It is the how economy functions, supply and demand, so we introduce a product to consumers and if they like it, there is a greater demand generated for that particular product. In this instance there was a high demand for plantation products and since technology was not yet advanced, the plantation owners relayed on slave labor, more slaves leads to larger output which leads to bigger profits. According to Blackburn the different slave plantations spread from Maryland to Sao Paulo.
Similar to the way that the thirteen colonies in America were under the constricting grips of the English rule, the slaves in the colonies were in a coinciding situation, this time with the Americans on the authoritative side of things. Throughout the 1600’s and certainly tens, if not hundreds of years prior, there were slaves in the colonies, or what the colonies once were. Even though all throughout history there have been slaves to some degree, the slave population in the now American colonies increased greatly in the later decades of the 1700’s. Many factors led up to the dramatic increase, including reduced migration, which occurred when the wages for English workers went up, leading to a smaller supply of immigrants to work in the colonies,
In 1619, America was first introduced to slavery when the first African slaves were brought to North America to aid and increase the production of lucrative crops such as tobacco. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, Slavery was practiced throughout the American colonies and was looked at as the main beneficiary to be successful in any production. African-American slaves helped build America’s economic foundations from the bottom up and was looked at as a new nation. In the early 17th century, European settlers in North America resulted to African slaves because they were cheaper and more hard-working. The African slaves were more productive than the servants the Europeans used, which were mostly poorer Europeans.
From that point on, the Portuguese ruled over this land, focusing greatly on its vast sugar-cane plantations. In order to keep up with the labor, plantation owners began importing slaves from Africa, which later led to a great mix in the country’s race and ethnicity. Once these sugar plantations began to harvest a successful profit, other European countries, like France and Spain, began to gain more and more interest in the land. This interest led to a great increase in wealth and immigration towards Brazil. These rival colonial
The population started growing, the farming style also improved as African population increase before European arrived. During this period, the task was specialized, and technological advancement took place. The population grew day by day, by which the villages developed into urban areas. They also developed the art and architecture side by side. In this period politics began to be organized and became complex.
France reconstructed the government so that it was well suited for the citizens. France had the aspiration to take their newly formed government and spread it throughout Europe. The Atlantic Slave Trade was the forceful migration of millions of Africans to the Americas. The demand for slaves increased as the demand for commercial agriculture expanded throughout the developing world. Slaves were not only used for agricultural purposes, but also domestic purposes.