The Cotton Kingdom

Thomas Jefferson
     -John C. Calhoun

"Necessary Evil"
     -"Positive Good"

Cotton Culture

1. Influence of Africa
          -Ulrich B. Phillips,
                -American Negro Slavery (1918)
                -Life and Labor in the Old South (1927)
                     -Folk Tales
                          -Call and Response

2. Culture of Slavery
               -Stanley Elkins, Slavery (1960)
               -Kenneth Stampp,
                    -The Peculiar Institution (1956)
                        -"To Make Them Stand in Fear"
               -John Blassingame,
                    -The Slave Community (1972, 1979)

               -Plantation Routine
                    -House Slaves
                    -Field Slaves

                    -Thomas Jefferson
                    -Sally Hemmings
                    -Mary Chestnut


3. Profitability of Slavery
               -U.B. Phillips (1927)
               -Lewis Gray (1933)
               -Thomas Govan (1942)
               -Alfred H. Conrad & John R, Meyer (1959)


Growth of Cotton & Slavery      Slave Imports                 Growing Sugar


      Growing Cotton             Cotton Production


    Plantation Layout                                     Slave Quarters

       Southern Crops

        Slave Prices

Slaves as a Percent           Slaves per slaveholder
of Total Population