A Classification of American Wealth
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Slavery boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : Reasons for slavery after U.S. Independence

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How regional differences motivated different attitudes towards slavery and how it was maintained through an alliance between Northern and Southern interests.

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  an analysis of the economic significance slavery had in the American colonies, specially the Southern ones, at the dawn of Independence. In 1776, an estimated 502000 black people lived in the thirteen American colonies, predominantly slaves working on farms and plantations in Virginia (165000), South Carolina (110000) and North Carolina (75000). Along with a fertile soil, this abundant and totally submitted workforce had for a century been the


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