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Unformatted text preview: rebellion and other forms of resistance; the problems of free blacks in the South. 3. White society in the South: characteristics of the planter class; planters relations with their slaves; characteristics of smaller slave owners; characteristics of the yeoman farmer. 4. The Southern defense of slavery: the positive good defense and the proslavery argument; defense through restrictions on speech and civil liberties; how these led to the argument for secession. 5. Slavery and the Southern economy: the role of King Cotton; the importance of the internal slave trade to the economy; cotton as the focus of the economy; using slaves in Southern industry; was slavery profitable?...
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- Spring '10