Lecture 4- slavery and reconstruction

Lecture 4- slavery and reconstruction - Lecture 4 Slavery...

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Lecture 4: Slavery and Reconstruction Recap: The Wagon Train Conformity; they all look alike There was no sharing in these wagon trains I. Slavery a. Unque fact b. Racial system b.i. American slavery is based on race b.ii. Not all blacks were slaves but all slaves were black c. Broad white support c.i. Profitable because there was so much support in the white c.ii. It was free labor for people so it worked out really well c.iii. Supported by poor whites because it linked them to the upper class. White skin meant being superior, poor or rich. d. A slave’s life d.i. Treated as chattel d.ii. Separation from family d.iii. Punishment for education d.iv. Standard of living d.v. There was no way to buy one’s freedom. Hope of getting out was very low d.vi. They were not taken care of and did not have the basic essential to live d.vii. They had to work for long hours e. Black culture e.i. Slavery did not define black culture e.ii. There were many communities on the plantations e.iii. News spread when people are traded or go from place to place
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course HST 202 taught by Professor Friedman during the Spring '10 term at Michigan State University.

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Lecture 4- slavery and reconstruction - Lecture 4 Slavery...

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