Slavery Economic System

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Slavery was an economic system, following the end of slavery and the civil war the southern economy was in shambles (DuVernay). After the Civil War, the South was solidly democratic and bitter about the outcome of the war and wanted to continue the racial caste system going on in the south. The North at the time was Republican, although Republicans wanted equality for African-Americans they did not advocate to adopt or implement racial justice reforms (Alexander 20).The economic and political structure of the South needed repair, the four million people who were once apart of the economic production system are now free, that was a problem to the south (DuVernay). The Thirteenth Amendment implemented in 1865 officially outlawed the institution
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