From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans
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Toward the end of the century the Spaniards brought in large numbers of slaves
from Guinea, Sao Thome, Mozambique, and other parts of Africa. Though there
was a tendency for them to be concentrated in Pernambuco, Bahia, and Rio de
Janeiro, they fanned out in various directions as sugar and coffee plantations
were developed in the fertile interior valleys. There were five centers of
distribution from which slaves were sent into the various parts of Brazil. From
Bahia and Sergipe ...
During the remainder of the war large numbers of blacks escaped to the British
lines, seeking the freedom that had eluded them during their stay in the colonies.
Wherever the British armies went they attracted many blacks, and Maryland,
Virginia, and South Carolina were especially alarmed over the future of slavery
regardless of the outcome of the war. As late as 1781 Richard Henry Lee would
write his brother that two neighbors had lost "every slave they had in the world.
But it was the tremendous productivity of the large plantations that placed the
large slaveholder in a position of great influence. By 1860 Southern states were
producing 5,387,000 bales of cotton annually. Four states, Mississippi, Alabama,
Louisiana, and Georgia, produced more than 3,500,000 bales of this crop. It is no
mere accident that these same states were also at the top of the list in the number
of large slaveholders. Of the states having slaveholders with more than twenty ...
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