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Things to Ponder The Industrial Revolution. Cotton Production in the U.S. 1790- 1860.

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1 Things to Ponder The Industrial Revolution

2 Cotton Production in the U.S

3 Why was cotton production so low from 1790 and before?

4 Analyze Chart: What happened to the slave population in 1870?

5 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Most slaves were imported into what is now the United States

6 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Most slaves were imported into what is now the United States Fact: Well over 90 percent of slaves from Africa were imported into the Caribbean and South America

7 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Slavery played a marginal role in the history of the Americas

8 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Slavery played a marginal role in the history of the Americas Fact: African slaves were the only remedy for the labor shortages that plagued Europe's New World dominions. Fact: Slave labor made it profitable to mine for precious metal and to harvest sugar, indigo, and tobacco; slaves taught whites how to raise such crops as rice and indigo.

9 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Slavery is a product of capitalism.

10 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Myth: Slavery is a product of capitalism. Fact: Slavery is older than the first human records.

11 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Slavery was an economically backward and inefficient institution.

12 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Myth: Slavery was an economically backward and inefficient institution. Fact: Many of the most progressive societies in the world had slaves.

13 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Slavery was always based on race.

14 Myths and Facts Slavery in the Americas Myth or Fact?: Myth: Slavery was always based on race. Fact: Not until the 15th century was slavery associated primarily with people of African descent.


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