6.3 Deep South: The Antebellum Era (1831-1861)



 

1840

(27 states)

1860

(33 states)

South Carolina

594,398

11th

703,708

18th  

Georgia

691,392

9th

1,057,286

11th  

Florida

54,477

 

140,424

31st  

Alabama

590,756

12th

964,201

13th

Mississippi

375,651

17th

791,305

14th

Louisiana

352,411

19th

708,002

17th  

Percent of U.S. population

15.6%

 

13.9%

 


Key events that shaped law and society:



 

Cotton bales produced, 1859

Rank

South Carolina

363,412

6th

Georgia

701,840

4th

Florida

65,153

9th

Alabama

989,955

2nd

Mississippi

1,202,507

1st

Louisiana

777,738

3rd


File:A map of the cotton kingdom and its dependencies in America (5490089850).jpg
Frederick Law Olmsted - Map of the Cotton Kingdom, 1860 - courtesy Magnus Manske and Wikimedia Commons

New states:
  • Florida (1845)