(5) Racial Slavery, 19th Century

(5) Racial Slavery, 19th Century - Racial Slavery in the...

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Racial Slavery in the 19 th Century
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Lecture outline From a necessary evil to a positive good Regional variations Gender constructs Resistance Contrasting racial visions
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Toward a positive good Cotton gin, 1793 Short staple cotton Black belt region Expansion on “Old Southwest”
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The Proslavery Argument Lower South success, 1830s- Cotton, sugar, rice “A positive good” Religious justification 2 nd Great Awakening, circa 1800-1840 Attack on slavery as sin Southern ministers response
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Religious justification of slavery Pauline Dictum (Ephesians 6:5-9) Belief in Providence God’s will Conversion of “inferior race” Denominational schisms Presbyterian (1837) Methodist (1844) Baptist (1845) Precursor to secession
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The Economy of the Slave States The Border States The Upper South The Lower South The interstate slave trade International trade
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The Lower South Plantation 20 or more slaves
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course AMH AMH 2097 taught by Professor Christophergriffen during the Spring '09 term at FSU.

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