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Though slavery did exist.During the 1800's it grew because of one invention...
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin which made it easier for the south to pick and produce the cotton.
People thought that slavery would decrease but it did the opposite. Cotton became more profitable and cheaper therefore more people started growing cotton in the south.
Slaves were dehumanized as they were auctioned off to the people of the south. Slaves were inspected by the buyers and often separated from their family.
Once bought, slaves worked on plantations for many hours with no pay. With harsh masters who would beat them and never let them live an easy day. Slaves soon started to sing to each other of freedom because they could not read or write.
"Tell ol' Pharaoh To let my people go."
Soon, slavery would be a huge factor in the American civil war.Slaves would run and seek the north for freedom.The north saw slavery as morally corrupt and did not want it while the south was not willing to give them up. Blue=against Red= for slavery
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