gain , and acquisition by force, … whether directly in war or in the form [of] exploitation of
rs ) weren t going to just leave and start up their own farm for themselves. Thus the manipulation of
Tension between Slaves and land owners have been strong in the South for many years, and one
treated. The founders of the Carolina colonies were not only interested in the use of slaves in the
solution of their labor problems of too much work not enough workers, but they had a very big material
interest. The use of slave labor, was a coerced, cash-crop system of labor from which slavery became an
The special economic life which the people of the South lived upon was one of greed for expansion
number of unfree laborers were employed under a unified direction and control in the production of a
crops rather than supplying for the colonies themselves. The plantation gentry or Masters as they were
called by the slaves, never thought of the big picture involving cash crops, only their own well being
and how much money they were going to make whether physical force was used or not. Slavery and the
plantation system led to agricultural methods that depleted soils and the slavery system forced the South
to exploit more slave labor as a means of better production rather th!
an the realization of worn-out lands. Such a labor system in the South aggravated and caused very deep
problems between the Master and his slaves.
Slavery established the basis of the planter s position and power. It measured his affluence,
in the South lay through the plantation and the Master would see to it that his or her plantation be the
both were within this group of people. Most planters were also very active entrepreneurs, who would
profits made for them by their slaves. Although their main means of money and profit was the forced
labor unit of slavery on the plantations, these other quick scheme ideas forced planters into believing
that slave holding was more profitable. Therefore an increase in the !
amount of slaves doing work on plantations was evident due to its profitability for planters and farmers
and the control on labor.
Controlling labor in the South, became an entity upon which no plantation could survive without. The
Southern Master had many slaves who he expected to do enormous amounts of work all for the Master s gain.
Consequently a capitalistic lifestyle had absorbed and encouraged slavery. The resultant fortunes for
which Planters and Farmers had flow into their pockets, was because of slavery and slave-holding. A small
construction. Perhaps if it weren t for capitalism and the expansion by British gentry slavery caused by
capitalism would never have happened.