Slavery and the Staple
Agricultural Products in the Southern States, 1790-1860.
The purpose of this chart is to suggest a possible relation
between the sectionalization
of slavery and the growth of the staple agricultural products in
the Southern States.
Unfortunately, the reports of the Census Bureau of the United
States, from which the
figures are taken, do not supply agricultural statistics before
Although a slave-holding state, Delaware is not included in the
list, because the amount
of any of the staple agricultural products raised there was too
small for the purpose of
University of Texas at Austin.
Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1911).