You skipped over tobacco.
Tobacco was the huge crop before cotton.
posted on 02/10/2019 8:11:04 PM PST
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
To: the OlLine Rebel
You are right, of course. My point, however, is that while there were black slaves used in tobacco it was the introduction of rice farming (mainly by the Brits working out of the Caribbean where black slavery was already well established) that really saw the big rise in the use of black slaves in the southern states.
posted on 03/24/2019 4:21:38 PM PDT
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