Essay on Southern Perspective On Slavery And The United States

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Southern Perspective on Slavery Behind each cotton production stood a bundle of slaves that worked hard to fuel the powerful industry of the United States. The North decided to follow the footsteps of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, while the South’s agricultural production increased exponentially. The South’s point of view on slavery was benign for various reasons in contrast to the North’s perspective. During the nineteenth century, the United States was fiercely divided and slavery impacted the decision of the country’s fate. Factories and mills sprung from the free-states soil in the North. Women and children were needed to work in factories to help support their families’ incomes. Without the invention of air conditioning, the women and children had to work on blazing summer days with the heat of the dangerous machines by their faces. The workers had little pay and exhausting hours. The children walked home after work with their innocent young faces covered in soot. Many Southerners argued that their working conditions were not as treacherous as the north. George Fitzhugh bluntly contrasted the North’s cruel labor system with the humane relationship between a slave and their master. The Southerners believed that the North abolitionists were being hypocritical. It is true, that when a slave falls down while working, the plantation owner in the South will try his best to keep that slave cared for so the slave can restore strength to continue working. The North, in…

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