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Palntation agriculture was wasteful because...
its excessive cultivation of cotton dispoiled good land
The great increase in slave population in the 1st half of the 1800th century was largely due to...
Northern attitudes toward free blacks can be described as...
disliking the race but liking individual blacks
By 1860, slaves were concentrated in the "black belt" located...
from South Carolina to the Southwest (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
How was the south "undemocratic"?
South was based on an oligrachy, influenced by a planter aristocracy
Why did many whites who didn't own slaves support slavery?
Because of racial superiority - they felt that they were above blacks even if they didn't own any
Would it have been better to be a free Black in the North or in the South
In the south, because despite the fact that they were forbidden certain rights, they were more accepted a a race (third race)
-in the north, they had competition for labor and werent accepted as a race
What was a positive situation for the slaves?
They were valuable - so they were spared from dangerous works
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