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USA HISTORY 2 Chapter 9: Slavery without Submission, Emancipation without Freedom 1. How does Zinn justify the statement that the US’s support of slavery was born out of practicality? He justifies it when he puts it clear that it was based on overpowering the slavery practicality. This is seen when the increase of cotton production increased in the year 1790 to 1860 with the growth of slaves from 500,000 to 4 million in number. With increased slaves, it means that the input of labor they provided resulted in increased output I the cotton plantation during that time (Zinn, 2011). 2. How was religion used to suppress? How did blacks use religion to fight back? Religion suppressed slavery since people were taught that after working for 6 days, it was wise for them to rest on the seventh day, the Sabbath day. The black preachers taught the people in a language that deviated those who were highly spirited and made them to stand firm and trigger them to fight wisely and strategize well while fighting to better the situation they were in amid the Negroes. 3. How does Zinn argue that the Civil War wasn’t really fought over the moral issue of slavery but rather the economic issue of slavery? Zinn based his arguments on the fact that Lincoln acknowledged that even though slavery was wicked and perhaps evil, it is very important in determining the economic position of a state. It is because slaves provided a key input which is labor a key factor in production which shapes the economic conditions of a nation. Lincoln took the side of those people who were anti-slavery and stated that ending slavery will eventually lead to increased evils and moral decay in the society (Zinn, 2011). 4. To what extent did the Emancipation Proclamation change the war effort according to Zinn?
USA HISTORY 3 The emancipation proclamation didn’t bring much change. It is because, when Lincoln entered into war against slavery, it was astonishing that the slaves didn’t rise as they were anticipated to. What they did is to just send off their owners from the land and divided all the property among themselves. They now knew how to get rid of poverty, but still, they were mistreated more than before and perhaps took a longer time to evade the trap of slavery they were still in (Zinn, 2011). 5. What were the differing opinions of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois? The two differed in their views concerning the policies and the stratagem for the black economic and social progress. Booker on his side preached and taught an idea of accommodation, self-help, and solidarity. Booker argued that the blacks ought to accept to be discriminated meanwhile as the put their efforts in uplifting their lives through working hard. On the other hand, Du Bois that no policy in Washington will perhaps serve to just effect the oppression of the whites. He argued that in accomplishing change, there should be a development of small groups that comprises of black college-educated individuals whom he termed them to be "the most Talented.” (Washington, 2015).
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