Slavery In The Market Revolution

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The southerners were experiencing dramatically different developments than the northerners between the 1830s and 1860s. The crop of choice in the south became the cotton, and it was quickly labeled the king. Cotton contributed to half of the exports in the nation, and the Southern farmers knew that they would get rich if they continue to farm the cotton. Southerners brought slaves and slavery with them into the southwestern territories of the United States because for the farmer to grow cotton required slaves and land. The southerners did not care for the big cities, and they did not have jobs to offer which made it hard attract the immigrants the way the northerners do. This was the time where the southerners utilized the plantation, the …show more content…
They were living with their families on farms in small towns. Because of their living conditions they were missing out on the Market Revolution Most of the yeoman farmers were forced on less desirable plots of land, and they made the most out of it by planting cotton, and the rest of the crop they used for what they needed for the household. Some of the money that they earned was used to make purchases on items that they could not grow like coffee. Yeoman farmer was isolated mainly from the markets. Some of them, not many bought large plots, and slaves and became very wealthy, but it was a rare occurrence and didn 't happen very often. The social circle was very limited and in the south, but when it did occur it pulled them down rather than lifting them up. Nearly one-quarter of the white southerner were landless in some point of their lives and had to find work on someone 's else farm of move westward to find work. The yeoman farmers were uneducated due to lack of schools, and at least 20% white southerners could not read. Their life centered around family, church, and region and they remained isolated in their culture. Nearly all white southerners were advocates of slavery no matter what their status in society would be. Slavery was an easy decision for the planters, to own slaves, to maintain slaves was very costly, profitable, but profits and social norms overcame any difficulties that may have occurred. In the case of the yeoman farmers and the landless white people the existence of slavery made them feel that they were a higher class of people and there was a lower class of people below them. They always thought about the day that they owned slaves and one day that it might make them wealthy and important. The white southerners established a militant of slavery in the 1830s and 1840s. Because of the defensive attitude they of the white

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