81/5 of the British population was involved in the cotton textile industry.
975% of British cotton came from the American South.
10Cotton accounted for 1/2 of U.S. exports after 1840.
11Which side would Britain choose in the Civil War?
12The Planter Aristocracy 1850 – only 1,733 families owned more than 100 slaves – they were the cream of southern society.
13Moonlight and Magnolia Cottonocracy - controlled the government - held to the ideal of chivalry.
14Sir Walter ScottThen comes Sir Walter Scott with his enchantments, and by his single might checks this wave of progress, and even turns it back; sets the world in love with dreams and phantoms; with decayed and swinish forms of religion; with decayed and degraded systems of government; with the silliness and emptiness … and sham chivalries of a brainless and worthless long-vanished society. He did measureless harm; more real and lasting harm, perhaps, than any other individual that ever wrote ~ Mark Twain
41Slaves were considered an investment and were protected from dangerous labor.
42Still many were often mistreated - whipped, families broken up, sold at auction.
43Ledger of John WhiteMatilda Selby, 9, $ Sold to Mr. Covington, St. Louis, $425.00Brooks Selby, 19, $ Left at Home -- CrazyFred McAfee, 22, $ Sold to Pepidal, Donaldsonville, $Howard Barnett, 25, $ Ranaway. Sold out of Jail, $540.00Harriet Barnett, 17, $ Sold to Davenport and Jones, Lafourche, $900.00
71Radical AbolitionWilliam Lloyd Garrison publishes the “The Liberator”
72William Lloyd Garrison “I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch – AND I WILL BE HEARD!!”
731833 American Anti-Slavery Society was founded Wendell Philips led a boycott of south.“Abolition's Golden Trumpet"
74African American Abolitionists David Walker - black abolitionist - wrote an “Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World”
75Sojourner Truth fought for freedom and women’s rights.
76I'm on my way to Canady That cold and distant land The dire effects of slavery I can no longer stand - Farewell old master, Don't come after me. I'm on my way to Canady Where coloured men are free.A version of the song "The Free Slave"