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Q: Which two southern states held more slaves than whites in population?
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How many people in the US in 1860 owed slaves?

Never mind, I found the answer myself. "Of the 27 million whites counted in the 1860 census, 8 million lived in the slave owning states of the South. Of these, 385,000 owned slaves. Statistically, 4.8% of all Southern whites owned slaves. When factored by the entire population, 1.4% of all United States whites were slave owners."


What fraction of southern whites owned no slaves?

6,100,000 Southern people owned no slaves.


Why were most Southern whites reluctant to emancipate their slaves?

Southern whites were reluctant to emancipate their slaves because slaves were their livelihood. Slaves did all the dirty work such as farming and house hold chores.


Why did the south want slaves included in there population?

The South worried since the number of representative in the House of Representative is chosen by the size of the population per state and since slaves made a large proportion of the population in the South compared to the Whites... That without the slaves being included in the population of the Southern states they would have a much smaller number of representatives in the Congress.


What is the percentage of slave owners in the south in 1800?

Without being politically biased and sticking only to the facts less than 5% of whites in the south were slaveholders prior to the war. Also as slaveholders were the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminoles holding around ten thousand. Also as slaveholders were free blacks who owned slaves at a higher percentage of their population than the whites. -------------------------------- According to the book "A Chronological History of The Negro' (1968), out of a total southern white population of apprx 7 million, 2 million owned slaves. Or about 2.8% of white people owned slaves in the southern states. Additionally, 7% of all white people in southern states owned 75% of all slaves. The total number of white people in America (North & South) in 1860 who were slave owners was about 3.1%. As for free Negroes in the southern states, about 10% of them owned slaves. So that means that free blacks were 3 times more likely to own slaves than free whites in the southern states.


How many slaves were there on southern plantations?

About four million. There were also eight million whites in the slave states. The proportion of slaves in the populations of the slave states ranged from 13% in Maryland to 55% in Mississippi and 57% in South Carolina.By 1860, many southern slave owners and plantation owners owned less than 100 black slaves in their farming land.one out of three


What percentage of southern whites did not own slaves in 1830?

64%


How many slaves made up the US?

Of the 27 million whites counted in the 1860 census, 8 million lived in the slave owning states of the South. Of these, 385,000 owned slaves. Statistically, 4.8% of all Southern whites owned slaves. When factored by the entire population, 1.4% of all United States whites were slave owners. Read more at Suite101: The 1860 Census and Slavery in the United States: Interpreting Census Data and Research on Pre-Civil War Slavery | Suite101.com


What was one reason southern states passed laws after 1800 to discourage manumission?

Southern whites feared that freed blacks would seek revenge for past treatment as slaves.


What was one reason southern states passed laws 1800 to discourage manumission?

Southern whites feared that freed blacks would seek revenge for past treatment as slaves.


In 1730 which colony had a higher population of slaves than free whites?

South Carolina had a higher population of slaves than free whites in 1730.


What was the percentage of the people of the south who owned slaves?

According to the book "A Chronological History of The Negro' (1968), out of a total southern white population of apprx 7 million, 2 million owned slaves. Or about 2.8% of white people owned slaves in the southern states. Additionally, 7% of all white people in southern states owned 75% of all slaves.The total number of white people in America (North & South) in 1860 who were slave owners was about 3.1%.As for free Negroes in the southern states, about 10% of them owned slaves. So that means that free blacks were more than 3 times more likely to own slaves than free whites in the southern states.