press.•Abolitionist were not safe any where they wentDavid Walker•Born a free black in Wilmington, NC•Sold used clothes in Boston•PublishedAppeal (1892)•Found dead in 1830•Said slaves should rise up and kill slave ownersApril 2, 2008Sources for Slavery•Legal documents•Slave legal codes•Laws about the treatment of slaves•Diary of slaves of slave owners/plantation documents•Fugitive slave narratives (Fredrick Douglass)•Oral history•GenealogyWPA Slave narratives (works progress administration)•Was not good for African Americans to say how bad slave conditions actually were because they risked being lynched.Historiography of Slavery
•Relationship between slaves and masters•Slave familySlave/Master Realtionship•Ulrich Philips, American Negro Slavery (1918)•Kenneth Stampp, The peculiar Institution (1956)•Stanley Elkins, Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life (1959)•Slavery as a negotiated relationshipoSlave revoltsGabriel Prosser (1800)Denmark Vesey (1822)Nat Turner (1831)oRunning awayoEveryday resistanceoViolence and punishmentApril 3, 2008Slavery as a Negotiated Relationship•Slave RevoltsoGabriel Prosser (1800)oDenmark Vesey (1822)oNat Turner (1831)•Running away•Everyday resistance•Violence and punishmentSlave Family
•Daniel Patrick Moynihan, The Negro Family: The Case For National Action (1965)•Herbert Gutman, The Black in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925 (1976)Slave population in 1820•Huge demographic swing toward the west and south because better land for cotton is available in these regions.April 7, 2008Coming of The Civil War•Yes, because deferring views of slavery caused friction between the north and the south. And there will always be extremists.Interpretations•Irrepressible Conflict•Bumbling Generation.When does the road to war start?•John brown incident – 1859 (the year before Lincoln is elected)Slavery in the Mexican Cession•Free soil – Wilmot proviso•Extension of Missouri Compromise line westward to the pacific ocean(Polk) •Federal recognition of property rights (Calhoun) – federal government had the right to protect peoples property and slaves were viewed as property•Popular sovereignty (Lewis Cass) – the people who lived in that area could decided on whether or not they want slavery in there state.•Wanted the Mexican cession territory to be absent of black people. Wanted it to only be populated by white people.