Analyze why and how slavery became the centerpiece of Southern society and the “


Analyze why and how slavery became the centerpiece of Southern society and the “Cotton
Kingdom.” How was slavery codified by white southerners in the decades after Bacon’s Rebellion?
Most importantly, explain how slavery evolved from a “necessary evil” to a “positive good.” What
economic changes ultimately entrenched slavery as the cornerstone of Southern society? Why did
the vast majority of Southerners support slavery, even if they didn’t own slaves? Was slavery
actually profitable for the South?


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