South and Slavery - Mrs. Ennis' Website

South and Slavery - Mrs. Ennis' Website

South and Slavery King Cotton Cotton became the staple with the growth of British textile industry Why Cotton?

Cotton is where the money is Ties between lower and upper South 3/5 Compromise Slave trade between upper and lower

south North and South Diverge Urban versus Rural Public Education Industry versus agriculture Are they all like Tara?

Complete village Kept most of their wealth in the slaves rather than finery and mansions Very isolated existence Women Small Slaveholders-Wannabes? Not

all were farmers Led the way in the southern frontier looking for new land Yeomen Non-slave owning

family farmers Tended to deal locally Upland regions People of Pine Barrens Ten percent of Southern whites

Planted corn between tree stumps and grazed hogs and cattle in the woods Often squatters Economically independent Why support slavery?

Slavery was not highly criticized by nonslave owners in the south Many hoped to become slave owners The non-slave owners feared racial equality as much as slave owners When did it Change from Necessary Evil to a Positive Bible

justifies it Time-honored tradition Wage slaves of the North A violent society? Murder

rate 10 times higher than in the North Eye gouging and ear biting Code of Honor What is Slavery? Benevolent

institution in which blacks lived contentedly Cruel and inhuman system that drove slaves to constant rebellion Plantation System What

is a typical day like for a slave? What is family life like for a typical slave? Me Tarzan, You Jane Pidgin (language that has no native

speaker but in which people with different native languages can communicate) Religion, Music and Dance Christianity was encouraged by

masters Spirituals Music- healer or expression of misery? Slave Resistance Gabriel Prosser

Denmark Vesey Nat Turner Free Blacks in the South Escape Abolitionists Harriet Beecher

Stowe William Lloyd Garrison American AntiSlavery Society David Walker Sojourner Truth Fredrick Douglas QuickTime and a

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