Slavery In The South Research Paper

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Agriculture was the main economic trade was in south. With mild climate and fertile soil, they planted tobacco, rice, sugar, cotton, wheat, and hemp. Landowners brought African slaves to work because of shortage of labors. However, hiring slaves were easier and profitable for farmers rather than hired white labors because white labors were expensive. Not only massive farmers used slave as their labor, small farm owners used them as well. When cotton became the primary source income in South, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri planted tobacco and hemp. Maryland focused on wheat. In South Carolina and Georgia farmers grew rice. Also, sugar grew in Louisiana by slaves. Not only for plantation, the transportation also was a big industry in slave

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