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Slave Population in Antebellum North Carolina

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Slave Population in Antebellum North Carolina

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Slavery expanded in North Carolina during the antebellum era. The enslaved population grew from 100,000 in 1790, about 25 percent of the total population, to 331,000 in 1860, approximately 30 percent. The slave population was not evenly distributed across the state. In 1860, only one-tenth of the population was enslaved in the west, one-fourth in the Piedmont, and two-fifths in the east. (Link 2009, 156)

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Link, William A. North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern State. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2009.

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Slave Population in Antebellum North Carolina, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 27, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/627.