Asked in
US Civil War
Slavery

What did being sold down south mean to slaves?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
January 10, 2010 5:46PM

'Sold down South' or 'Sold down the river' refered to the generally more brutal treatment slaves received in Mississippi and Louisiana.

The Confederate president Jefferson Davis was unusual in being a Mississippi landowner who treated his slaves so well that they didn't want their freedom.