March 25

Ep. 0098: A History of American Slavery Part IV: Rise of the Cotton Kingdom

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • The famous “Cotton is King” speech given by Sen. James Henry Hammond (D-SC) in 1858
  • A brief defintion of the term ‘Antebellum’
  • Slavery & the US Constitution
  • Some major trends & patterns of Antebellum slavery
  • How & why cotton became ‘king’ of the Southern economy in the Antebellum period

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Posted March 25, 2016 by profcj in category "American History", "Podcasts