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Unformatted text preview: Jill McCormack 5 th grade Social Studies Time of Slavery Slavery Divides the Country Slavery was part of a larger issue---the economy by the 1850s. The South had slaves to work on the large plantations, that produced most of Souths wealth. The North saw slavery as an unjust and terrible cruelty. Resisting Slavery Nat Turner led the most serious revolt in Southampton County, Virginia. Turners small band of enslaved people killed nearly 60 men, women, and children from slave- owning families. Frederick Douglass learned how to read by trading bread for reading lesson. He learned to write by tracing the letters on the ships in his neighbors shipyard. Free African Americans By 1850 over 430,000 free African Americans were living in the U.S. Northern states ended slavery, but were prejudice. Many times they were barred from public places such as: lecture halls, hotels, and restqurants....
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