Slavery - Slavery I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI...

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Slavery  (4/16/09) I. Nature of Southern Slavery II. Maturation of Antebellum Slavery III. Demographics and Distribution IV. Domestic Slave Trade V. Control of Slaves VI. Labor VII. Material Existence VIII. Slave Family IX. Slave Response X. Slave Culture XI. Free Blacks - (FROM LAST LECTURE) - wigs candidate is elected but dies within a month - john Tyler was not the best example of a wig, thought more like a democrat but  abandoned that party bc he didn't approve of Andrew Jackson - JT was a southerner (VA), up to this point VA was dominating the presidency; 4  guys up to this point who were not Virginians - Pushed foreign policy that looked more southern in nature   (I.)   Nature of Southern Slavery   (II.) Maturation of Antebellum Slavery - slavery not a fully mature system in US until 1830 - there is standardization across the south—even manuals on how to manage an  enslaved labor force - slavery accomplished a few goals; worked for white southerners and white  northerners; north is indirectly involved in the institution - is a form of economic exploitation; was cheap and reliable labor force - typically - labor was expensive - slavery is a forced labor system;  - it is getting the job done, being forced to - racial control is important - most Americans didn't believe in a bi-racial society
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- institution starts being questions every after the revolution o this begins changing around 1830   o situation where white south is no longer questioning the institution; white  south starts defending the institution o before the 1830s, a lot of white southerners acknowledged a problem in  slavery, somehow slavery would begin a gradual decline and go away— idea that it would eventually move more and more south into Mexico and  eventually go away - white south makes no apologies for slavery; instead they embrace the institution;  no longer viewed as a temporary institution, becomes good and permanent o becomes dangerous in the south to question slavery—people who did  moved out of south - slavery becomes identified as part of the southern way of life - several thing going on that caused this: o south starts looking unique by 1830 o is now “peculiar”; in colonial America was totally normal; in late 18 th  century, people start turning away from slavery and it begins to end o by 1830 the south is the only large area in the western world that still has  slaves, and does start looking peculiar o south is starting to stick out and probably starting to feel defensive
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