Lecture 22 2

Lecture 22 2 - Unit 13 Abolition The Old South Lecture...

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Lecture Outline 1. Emancipation in the Revolutionary Era 2. The Expansion of Southern Slavery 3. Abolitionism in the Antebellum Era 4. The Woman’s Rights Movement Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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1. Emancipation in the Revolutionary Era
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Revolutionary Era Antislavery Action Slavery officially abolished in the five New England states (MA, CT, RI, NH, VT) between 1777-1784. An easy decision with minor economic consequences Slavery gradually abolished in the Mid-Atlantic states (PA 1780, NY 1799) NY Gradual Emancipation Law: 1. Any male slave born after the fourth of July 1799 would gain his freedom just as soon as he turned 28 – for women the threshold for freedom was age 25 2. But men and women born into slavery before 4 July 1799 would remain in slavery their entire lives
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2. The Expansion of Southern Slavery
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The end of the international slave trade in 1807 did not prevent the growth of the American slave population
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The ‘Cotton Kingdom’ in 1840 Each dot represents 2,000 bales of cotton
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Middle Passage More than
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