Essay Slavery Was A Bad Part Of Our History

732 Words Nov 5th, 2016 3 Pages
In the time period of 1800-1860, the idea of slavery was very prominent in the Southern part of the United States. Slavery was brought to the US when it was still in its colonial phase and carried on into the Pre-Civil War Era. Slavery was a bad part of our history, but it helped form the nation we know today.
The idea of slavery was taken to the extreme when people began to think about getting rid of the idea of having indentured servants, which you would release after so many years on their contract, to having slaves who you bought and never released. The slave owners used them mainly for working the fields of crops ranging from tobacco to cotton. Cotton became one of the top products that was produced in the South because of the number of plantations and how large they were. That also meant that the bigger the plantation, the more slaves you needed to maintain it. There were also many things such as the Cotton Gin that helped take out the seeds from the cotton so you could prep more of the cotton from transport for the markets and factories. That also meant that the owners of the planation could get more money to more land and more slaves and the cycle repeats over and over again. Lydia Maria Child was an abolitionist and writer; she had written a book called An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans, in it she explained what slavery really was and what should be done. “In order to show the true aspect of slavery… 1. Slavery I hereditary and perpetual,…

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