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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 People Slavery in the South By : Haja Dukureh Slavery refers to a condition in which individuals are owned by others, who control where they live and at what they work. Identity Politics and Power Environment and Geography What they call the "slavery effect" accounts for up to a 15% point difference in party affiliation today. About 30% of whites in former slave plantation areas report being Democrats, compared to 40 to 45% of whites in counties where slaves made up less than 3% of the population. A prosperous slave economy based on cotton redistributed the Souths slave population as urban slaves were sold to plantation owners in the lower south. Fugitive Slave Act The fugitive slave laws were laws passed by the United States Congress in 1793 and 1850 to provide for the return of slaves who escaped from one state into another state or territory. In a landmark case, the Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott andother slaves were not citizens under the Constitution. Republicans such as Abraham Lincoln considered the decision to be proof that the Slave Power had seized control of the Supreme Court. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Southern secession was not recognized by thefederal government in Washington DC or by foreign governments. "No slaves think they were madeto be slaves. Let them keep them ever so ignorant, it is impossible tobeat it into them that they were made to be slaves. I have hear some of the most ignorant I ever saw say it will not always be so, God will bring them to an account.-James Curry double click to change this title text! Slave culture combines elements of tribal African culture with Christian worship and stresses the importance of family and cooperation.
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