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History of the United States
What did the South use slaves for?
September 07, 2014 10:49PM
For the most part, slaves in New World, and later in the US southern States were used to farm on the huge cotton plantations. Some slaves served as household servants as well.
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How did the lives of slaves in the south differ from the lives of slaves in the north?
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How did the runaway slaves in Jamaica use the landscape to their advantage?
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How did slaves freedom affect the north and south?
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do for southern slaves?
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Could the South had fought the CivilI War without slavery?
The War Between the states was not fought over slavery but instead state rights. This does not mean the South did not use slaves in the war, but the south offered slaves a chance to earn freedom if they served in the war, even though only ten percent of southerners were slaves at the time. So to answer this question more directly, yes slaves were not needed in the war but the use of slavery helped the south fight for what they believed in. Which might not have been right to today's society but back then it was a fair trade for slaves to fight and earn freedom.