Thursday, December 3, 2009

African American History, December 3

Video: Slavery and the Making of America: Part 3: Seeds of Destruction

What did Harriet Jacobs call slavery? Why?

How many slave children did the doctor Norcum have? What did he do with the children?

What is the contradiction between a pastor and his wife and a slave and his master?

Why did slave owners introduce Christianity to their slaves?

What happened in 1831 to change slavery in the South?

Where was Nat Turner’s rebellion? What was his profession?

What happened when White people got ‘afraid?’ Why?

Why did Harriet decide to run away?

Who was the typical runaway? Why didn’t women run away?

Why did Thomas Jefferson believe that slavery was near its end? What changed that assumption?

What was the affect of the cotton gin on slavery?

What was the purpose of using a different language in slave auctions?

What was the purpose of the Missouri Compromise of 1820?

What happened as the price of slaves increased?

What does it mean to be ‘sold down the river?’

How did slave owners view themselves during the ‘Cotton Kingdom?’ What professions did they take up in addition to owning plantations?

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