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Slavery and the Making of America This book is written by James Oliver Horton. James Oliver Horton was born on March 28, 1942, in Newark, New Jersey. Son of The Oliver and Marjorie Horton and married to Lois E. Horton, mother and father of James Michael. James went to State University of New York Buffalo, graduating with a Bachelors degree in 1964. Horton served 6 years in the U.S. Air Force who ranked captain. In service he joined with University of Hawaii and received a M.A. in 1970. James enrolled in a Ph. D, program in history at Brandies University near Boston, Massachusetts. Horton taught history until 1977 at University of Michigan. Horton became an associate professor at George Washington University in Washington D.C. when he completed …show more content…
Therefor the Civil War did not represent a constitution regarding social and political issues in the South. “After years of restricting the importation of slaves into the state, South Carolina relaxed regulations in 1802, permitting increasing numbers of slaves to imported for personal use”(Horton). This created issues in the South, but it’s not hurting them as they can see so they don 't care. South Carolina’s growing profits from slave labor were increasing and the planters were moving to increase their slaveholdings, replacing loses from Revolution. This is taking away from the constitutional revolution. “Slave traders made business buying cheap slaves and selling them high to “Cotton Kingdom”. Slave labor in the South was for more successful and producing cotton. “South Carolina tightened its slave code and restrictions on free blacks, instituting curfews and requiring that all black gatherings be supervised by whites.” (Horton). This prevented the North from abandoning more slaves because the South were holding onto them. Black slaves were to be watched by white guardians and if they left the state they could not return. “Southern assistants on free speech gained attention for the antislavery cause, helping convince many northerners that the growing power

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