Social and economic aspects of slavery in the transmontane prior to 1850
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Social and economic aspects of slavery in the transmontane prior to 1850 by Charles Embury Hedrick

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Published by George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English



  • West Virginia.,
  • Kentucky.,
  • Tennessee.


  • Slavery -- West Virginia.,
  • Slavery -- Kentucky.,
  • Slavery -- Tennessee.,
  • Plantation life.

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Statementby Charles Embury Hedrick ...
SeriesGeorge Peabody College for Teachers. Contributions to education., no. 46
LC ClassificationsE449 .H45
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p.
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6751233M
LC Control Number30032321

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Early Social and Economic Aspects of Slavery. 7. Servitude and Slavery.—Negro slavery was not the only sort of bondage known in America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was in fact because of a system already in existence that it became permanently fixed in the colonies. This system was known as servitude or indenture, and it.   By the start of the 19th century, slavery and cotton had become essential to the continued growth of America’s economy. However, by , political and economic pressure on the South placed a. The Economic Impact of Slavery in the SouthWith its mild climate and fertile soil, the South became an agrarian society, where tobacco, rice, sugar, cotton, wheat, and hemp undergirded the economy. Because of a labor shortage, landowners bought African slaves to work their massive plantations, and even small-scale farmers often used slave labor as their means allowed. Assess the Validity of This Generalization for Two of the Following Aspects of Southern Life from About Political, Social, Economic, and Intellectual Life. Words 4 Pages Between the time period of and , slavery played an influential and pivotal role in the development of a new southern lifestyle.

• The social and economic differences between North and South. • The increasing significance of slavery as a political issue during the s. • The decline of the Whig Party and the emergence of a Republican Party. • The role of the West in the sectional crisis. • The split within the Democratic Party. Chapter Outline Frederick Douglass. The Market Revolution, wage labor, improved transportation, social reforms, and growing middle class of the North all clashed with the deep-seated, almost feudal social hierarchies of the South. Each successive debate on slavery and westward expansion drove the regions further apart until finally, in the s, the North and the South were two. The Compromise abolished the slave trade in Washington D.C., but appeased southern Democrats with the passage of a tougher Fugitive Slave Law, to the outrage of the northern public. In North Carolina the Compromise of demonstrated the divisiveness of the state’s Second Party System comprised of Whigs and Democrats. The Virginian George Fitzhugh contributed to the defense of slavery with his book Sociology for the South, or the Failure of Free Society (). Fitzhugh argued that laissez-faire capitalism, as celebrated by Adam Smith, benefited only the quick-witted and intelligent, leaving the .

The social structure of the colonies. At the bottom of the social ladder were slaves and indentured servants; successful planters in the south and wealthy merchants in the north were the colonial elite. In the Chesapeake area, the signs of prosperity were visible in brick and mortar. The South relied on slavery heavily for economic prosperity and used wealth as a way to justify enslavement practices. Practice: Abolition, slavery, and the Compromise of Uncle Tom's Cabin - influence of the Fugitive Slave Act. Uncle Tom's Cabin - reception and significance. Uncle Tom's Cabin - plot and analysis. A few free blacks also owned slave holding plantations in Louisiana, Virginia, and South Carolina. Free African American Christians founded their own churches which became the hub of the economic, social, and intellectual lives of blacks in many areas of the fledgling nation. Blacks were also outspoken in print. United States - United States - The United States from to The years between the election to the presidency of James Monroe in and of John Quincy Adams in have long been known in American history as the Era of Good Feelings. The phrase was conceived by a Boston editor during Monroe’s visit to New England early in his first term.