And now with that new cotton gin, our owners are making huge profits for all our work! This system is so unfair!
I know! Without the 12 million of us harvesting these cash crops for them they would be nowhere!
Man, Without us, these farms wouldn't be able to produce nearly enough cotton!
I wish we worked in factory-like people do up North! They work out of the sun and get paid! Man maybe we should consider runi...
Hey! Less talking and more working! don't make me come beat you!
Church!? A better choice of music would be better, we can only sing work songs and spiritual songs no more no less.
I wish we didn't, have to grow and pick our own food, even the scarps we get from the house is better than this!
I don't care about the food I just wish I could attend church!
The climate down here is perfect for growing rice, tobacco, and cotton. Ugh, I hate this place.
I know! Especially near the Mississippi Delta, the Black Belt and along the Sea Islands.
I know, the soil is so fertile the crops just grow so fast! Along with all the rivers down here, the south is a perfect place for growing and transporting goods.
More and more of us are moving farther south! I heard by 1860, 60% of all slaves will be located in the deep south!
The rivers make travel easier, they also make trade with both the north and international trading partners.
Why are most of the plantations down here on water! I hate it! I can't swim and it terrifies me!
I guess travel is important since communication is very sparse down here.
That's right, Even though we aren't treated the nicest to next year in 1865, there will be 12,000,000 of them down here! We play a big part in our society.
I know, right! You either have slaves like us with no money or liberties, or you are a poor farmer with little money but freedom, or a lucky few are plantations owners like our "owners who have so much money they don't even know what to do with it!
We should be payed! We bring in so much profit for our "owners" they should pay us! Wealth down here is so unbalneced!
We are stuck in a broken system we cant escape from, great.
Oh, I now understand why we are stuck as slaves. Hmm, we are the main source of income for plantation owners if the north makes them stop they might fight over the right.
Why don't the people with power in office down here do anything about slavery? Don't they understand its bad?
You idiot! The ones with power down here are the people with tons of money! People like our master make the rules!