How many slaves were there in America in 1850?
1,775,515 in the North and 3,950,511 in the South
Slavery was an economic and social phenomenon. Keep in mind that slavery had a slow start, particularly in the North. On the contrary, U.S. slaves lived primarily in the South. In 1850 there were 1.775.515 slaves in the North and 3.950.511 slaves in the South. Keep in mind that after the American Revolution, the Southern slave population exploded, reaching about 1.1 million in 1810 and over 3.9 million in 1860. In 1860, slaves represented about 33% of the Southern populations. Slaves used to work in industry, did domestic work and grew a variety of food crops.