Civil War: A Nation Divided (1)

  • Slavery in the United States

    By 1800 or so, however, African American slavery was once again a thriving instituttion, especially in the Southern United States. One of the primary reasons for the reinvigoration of slavery was the invention and rapid widespread adoption of the cotton gin. Still, growing cotton was very labor intensive and cotton growers needed a large supply of labor to tend the fields. African American slaves supplied this labor.
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    Pre-Civil War