Slaves are at the bottom of the social hierarchy they work on plantations. Next is poor farmers they are often from families from former indentured servants. Then it is small farmers they own land, but fewer than 20 slaves. At the top is the planters they are large landowners families dominated social and political life.
Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin made it much easier to produce a lot of cotton.
The fertile soil is very good for planting the cotton and the warm clmate also helped grow the cotton
I can not stand that President Lincoln. I think we secede from the Union so we can keep our slaves.
I agree, I make a lot of money using my slaves to farm tobacco. What does he know about how hard it is to run a farm to produce stuff for the North.
These roads are terrible. It is very hard to get anywhere around the South and messages take forever to be delivered.
You should get some slaves like me and my friends. So you can make a lot of money.
Why is it so hard to earn a good wage for me and my family? Either I own slaves like you and am rich or I struggle to find a good job.
These tariffs that they are putting on goods from the North are really hurting my sales. Everything costs so much and I make less money.
These tariffs are making it hard for me to sell all my cotton the buyers only have so much money. I wish we could get along.