- Sep 3, 2014
- Center Valley, PA
Part of the reason is that both land and slaves were considered parts of an estate and were often sold after their owner died...It's very interesting what you've been able to do - appreciate that! Slaves and land went hand in hand, so the price of land for cotton in particular was tied to the price of the slaves available to work it. When one begins to investigate the land-cotton-slave circle the planters were in, one sees why people who were opposed to secession were willing to fight about it when their state went out - Davis with Mississippi, Forrest with Tennessee, Hampton with SC and so on. Sometimes you wonder who was really the slave!