The Benefits of Slavery to the American Economy. Essay

1295 Words Feb 12th, 2006 4 Pages
I am Samuel Adams, a slave holder, and a large plantation owner. I feel that I can speak for all the plantation owners in the South and say that we feel that there is nothing wrong with slavery. Being a slave owner for all 45 years of my life I have seen my plantation grow and the United States economy get more and more dependant on cotton from my plantation. Over the past 40 years the ability for me to buy slaves at auctions has made me capable of doubling by plantation size. Now I own 100 slaves, all either working the cotton gin or picking cotton in the fields. These slaves have made me and many other plantation owners in the South rich. They have also promoted westward expansion for many of my buddies. My friend James Swanson just …show more content…
Many owners, like me, provide education to the black children. I know a friend of mine, Joseph Davis, lets his slaves use his personal library. One of the slave boys named, Benjamin Montgomery, has now become a skilled mechanic. If these blacks were freed they would not have these types of resources to access. Many

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