HIST 144 - Class Notes - 11.29.07

HIST 144 - Class Notes - 11.29.07 - HIST 144: Class Notes...

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HIST 144: Class Notes 11.29.07 Changes to the Syllabus: In-Class Essay that was supposed to be today is actually Tuesday. Next week, lectures combined and will take place on Tuesday. Next Thursday and the following Tuesday will consist of watching “Glory” in class. That Tuesday lecture will be combined with class on Thursday. Debate between a historian and someone from South Carolina about if flying the state flag with a  Confederate flag in it is offensive. Separating symbols from history. Continuing Outline from Last Class IV. A Life in Bondage African Americans were better off as slaves, because they were taking care of. They were also introduced to Christianity. Paternalism/Emancipation 4,000,000 slaves set free after the war, but they were sent off into the world with nothing. Southern plantation owners viewed themselves as benevolent figures taking care of their slaves. Although they would violently punish the slaves, the owners did not see themselves as  violent. Also, most often the punishment was not done by the owners, but by the man overseeing  the plantation. This was a way of separating themselves from the violence. A free slave cannot feed himself or his family, would starve, would be homeless.  These things 
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