Since the Cotton Gin produced so much cotton in a much quicker time, slaves were needed to produce cotton. More and more salves were being used for labor on the plantations (“Slavery in Georgia, Our Georgia History”). Slavery became so large that even white plantation owners would steal from other owners. They became mad and branded slaves with iron (Kane). The life of the plantation was far from any fairy-tale.
African American slaves did not receive their full freedom and equality after this war. Some people wonder why is the Civil War named the first modern war and how it transformed socially and economically for the union and confederacy. It’s important to discuss the turning points of the war and the importance of the “rehearsals of reconstruction”. But then we ask, how did the war change from preserving the union to the war to abolish slavery? The Civil War started due to the differences between the free states and the slave states over the national decisions of prohibiting slavery in the new territories.
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Yet the Northern people have moved towards industrialization in an effort to move away from Southern domination of exports. The majority of Northerners and abolitionists are too focused on the negativity of slavery and neglect to look at the positive aspects. For one, we as slave-owners provide a home for our plantation slaves. Without us there would be no land for them to live on, in some cases slave-owners even procure cottages for their slaves and their families to live in. Slave-owners are not tyrants, we recognize the valuable assets of sl... ... middle of paper ... ... Carolina.
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Slavery was also practiced throughout the 17th and 18th centuries throughout the American colonies (Mason, 2006). As a result of that the African continent was deprived of some of its healthiest women and men. African-American slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation as well during that time. Early in the 17th century European settlers turned to African slaves for a plentiful labor because they were cheaper. Late in the 18th century the land that people owned and used to grow tobacco had soon exhausted the land and caused the South to face an economic crisis.
“Abolitionists Movement” It may appear that in today’s America, slavery is looked down upon, and we’ve developed a long way from the past. However, before and during the Abolitionists Movement there were strong arguments for both sides of the subject. ("Arguments and Justifications: The Abolition of Slavery Project.") The gradual dominance in anti-slavery would not have been possible if people had not risked their lives and social standings to fight for the racial, social, legal, and political liberation for slaves. William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and the Grimke sisters are all prime examples of people who challenged pro-slavery, and protested the idea that one race was superior to another.