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Wednesday, 30 January 2013
A number of slaves were hired out as stevedores or deck hands for the ferries of the Mississippi River. Majority of the slaver owners in Missouri came from worn-out agricultural lands of North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virgina/West Virginia. By 1860 only 36 counties in Missouri had 1000 or more slaves. Of which top male slaves fetched a price of $1300 and top female slaves fetched around $1000. The value of all slaves in Missouri was estimated by the state Auditors 1860 report at around US 44,181,912 ( $1,142,838,790 as of 2013 )
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
The institutions of Slavery in Maryland lasted around two hundred years and initially it developed along very similar lines to neighboring Virginia. The early settlements and population centers of the province tended to cluster around the rivers and other waterways that empty into the Chesapeake Bay as in Virginia. Maryland economy quickly became centered around the farming of tobacco for sale in Europe. The need for cheap labor to help with the growth of tobacco and later with the mixed farming economy that developed when tobacco prices collapsed led to a rapid expansion of indentured servitude and later forcible immigration and enslavement of Africans.