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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | The Cotton Economy and Slavery, Episode 2 | PBS

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Published on Oct 29, 2013

"The Age of Slavery" premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8/7c on PBS. For more, visit: http://www.pbs.org/manyrivers Many stakeholders in the South and North benefited from the cotton economy that fueled slavery's expansion. The cotton economy increased the number of slaves in America and led to cotton plantations spreading west across the Deep South to Texas. This created the second largest forced migration in America's history, as African Americans were uprooted from the Upper South to the Deep South.

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