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Events occurring in the period of United States history before the American Civil War

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Why was agriculture more conducive to slavery in U.S. South than the North?

The most common explanation I hear for why there was more slavery in the South than the North in is that farming was more profitable in the South due to climate, soil quality etc. and the North had ...
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For U.S. history 1800-1830, what was GDP by sector and industry?

The U.S. Census Bureau's Historical Statistics of the United States does not appear to break GDP down. I'm aware that the terminology is imprecise: GDP is a modern term, but is much shorter than the ...
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Did steamboats on the Mississippi have individual cabins?

If you were an upper deck passenger, could you have a cabin all to yourself, or would you have to have a roommate?