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Why did the internal slave trade become important and what does it indicate about the nature of slavery in the South?
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Out of Many: A History of the American People

Out of Many: A History of the American People


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The internal slave trade in the United States, also known as the domestic slave trade, was the mercantile trade of enslaved people within the United States. The high demand for slaves in the South was due to the change in agriculture, such as the invention of the cotton gin, and the increased profit that it promised. The internal slave trade became important because it allowed slave owners to buy and sell slaves to meet their labor needs. The trade was particularly devastating for enslaved families, who were often separated from each other and sold to different owners. The internal slave trade indicates that slavery in the South was a brutal and inhumane institution that treated human beings as property. It also highlights the economic importance of slavery to the Southern economy, which relied heavily on the labor of enslaved people to produce cash crops such as cotton, tobacco, and sugar cane. The internal slave trade was a key component of this system, which perpetuated the oppression and exploitation of millions of people.
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