Lecture Notes for HIST 2311 - US History To 1877 with Gale at University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)

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Class:HIST 2311 - US History To 1877
University:University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Term:Fall 2010
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October 26, 2010 Candice Powell U.S. History to 1877 Chapter 12 Discussion Question Cotton reigned as ?king? in the south. Many southerners had moved south and west, cotton was all they talked about. You see cotton was inexpensive to produce and the farmers could make a good profit, where sugar took a lot of capital so mostly the rich produced sugar. (p 351) Cotton and Sugar was the cash crop of the South. And from cotton the slave population doubled because cotton employed three-fourth of southern slaves. The upper South and lower South were linked because most of those in the lower South had come from the upper South. All white southerners benefited from the three-fifths clause of the constitution that enabled them to count slaves as a basis for congressional representation and all southerner were stung by abolitionist criticisms of slavery. Economic ties that linked the South were the profits of cotton and sugar that increased the value of slaves throughout the e...
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