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The primary market for southern cotton production was
the North
p. 360
The invention that transformed the southern cotton economy was
the Cotton gin
p. 360
A large portion of the profits from cotton growing went to
Northern traders and European manufacturers
p. 360
Among the economic consequences of the South's cotton economy was
A dependence on the North for trade and manufacturing
p. 361
Most southern slaveowners held
Fewer than ten slaves
p. 364
Even though they owned no slaves, most southern whites supported the slave system because
The felt racially superior to blacks and hoped to be able to buy slaves
p. 366
The only group of white southerners who strongly opposed slavery and the slaveowners were
Appalachian mountain whites
p. 366
The condition of the 500,000 or so free blacks was
As bad or worse in the North than in the South
p. 366
Most of the growth in the African-American slave populations before 1860 came from
Natural reproduction
p. 367
Most slaveowners treated their slaves as
Economically profitable investments
p. 367
The African-American family under slavery was
Generally stable and supportive
p. 369
Most of the early abolitionist were motivated by
Religious feeling against the "sin" of slavery
p. 372
The most prominent black abolitionist leader was
William Lloyd Garrison
p. 372
After 1830, most southerners came to look on slavery as
A positive good
p. 374
By the 1850s, most northerns could be described as
Sympathetic to white southern arguements in defense of slavery
p. 376