South Carolina Slave

Topics: United States Declaration of Independence, British Empire, American Revolution Pages: 3 (736 words) Published: August 2, 2011
South Carolina Slave
Tracy M. Farris
History 110
July 31, 2011
Professor Paul Heintz

South Carolina Slave

South Carolina considered slavery an essential ingredient to establish their rice crop plantations to generate the most amounts of cash. . The mentality of the South was to own as many slave as possible to produce the must amount of product without the cost of labor. The slave traders discovered that Carolina planters had a very idealistic vision how a slave should look - Tall, healthy, male, between the ages of 14 and 18, "free of blemishes," (similar to a sacrificial lamb) and as dark as possible. The demand for slaves to fit those descriptions allow trader to charge on average, between 100 and 200 sterling – in today's economy that would amount between $11,630 and $23,200. Once the slave were traded or bought they were put to work immediately! The rice plantation had gruesome work environments. The fields were in the open fields of the South often filled with floods of muds that breed Malaria and other form of diseases that killed hundreds of slaves, for the lack of proper medical care. Proceeding to the American Revolution slavery was not a huge concern or had produces much debate, it was all about government power. But on the contrary was an issue that created problem. Traders taking slave and auction those to Christian nations apposed a problem. Ironically, trader by the time the American colonies began to grow or populate, they took the slaves from non-Christian parts of West Africa. It wasn’t an argument about slavery; it was all about church and its principles. The Constitution or the Declaration of Independence said it very clearly that "all men are created equal" and that people were "endowed by the creator with certain inalienable rights . . . So, it made it very difficult for the formers to include slavery into the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation were not focused on individual rights...
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