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Why would the cotton gin -machine - increase rather the decrease The need for laborers?
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How did the cotton gin lead to a demand for more enslaved laborers?
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Did the cotton gin increase the need for slave labor?
Yes, the invention did increase the demand for slave labor. The cotton gin's function was to pull the seeds from cotton, and did so at a rate that transformed it into the leading cash crop of that era. Though the machine was efficient, it still could not plant or pick the cotton. Since there was no machine at that time to plant or pick it, farmers bought slaves for the task.
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Why were southern plantation able to increase their cotton production between 1790 and 1821?
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Did the amount of slaves decrease or increase after the invention of the cotton gin?
Asked in Economics, Slavery, Cotton Gin
Why would the cotton gin a machine increase rather than decrease the need for laborers?
In a rather perverse way, it can be said the rebirth of slavery in the US Southern States was due in part by the lack of a money crop to profitable export. Many historians point out that slavery was becoming a declining institution because of increasing expense of harvesting cotton. Apart from tobacco, which was a soil wasting crop, it depleted the soil rapidly. Other crops such as corn, wheat and rice made for no great wealth. The Cotton Gin made harvesting cotton allot easier, thus the more slaves the South had, the more cotton could be planted & the more profitable were the cotton plantations. Within two years of the widespread use of the cotton gin, the demand for slave labor drastically increased. By the end of those two years, the price of slaves doubled.
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Why did the invention of the cotton gin increase cotton production in the South during the first half of the 1800s?
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What is the name of a cotton machine that spin cotton?
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Did the real price of slaves increased steadily over the eighteen century?