What attempts were made to contain slavery to the Old South? Resources are cited.
The first attempt to contain slavery to the Old South arose as northern states gradually outlawed the owning of slaves within their borders either explicitly in state constitutions or through emancipation acts. Then in 1808, it became illegal to import slaves from overseas, thus creating a situation in which although slavery was still legal in the Old South, it was illegal to import new slaves from Africa. Slavery thus become legally limited to the descendants of slaves born in America.
These actions were unsuccessful as the population of slaves continued to rise even after the prohibition on importation, which is fairly unique in historical terms. Also the invention of the cotton gin in the 1790s provided an economic demand for increased slavery as ...
Attempts to contain slavery in the Old South are named