An increase in the population of black slaves due to reproduction instead of importation.
A term used to describe when a slave owner sold a slave because they were not fit to work or were disobedient. The farther south is usually related with harder conditions on slaves.
Slaves worked in groups overseen by whites whose purpose was to enforce work norms and increase productivity.
The majority of the southern population. Many did not own slaves and were opposed to free labor.
Made of about 5% of the total population, this high class of the south controlled about 90% of the wealth in the south up until the civil war.
A colonizer of Texas. Austin was one of the leading figures in Texan independence from Mexico.
A Texan fort (once a Spanish mission) that withstood Mexican troops for 13 days until all soldiers were killed.
Votes were no longer announced to the public. It was an option to remain anonymous when voting.
Southern Democrats supported slavery and used scare tactics to suppress the popular vote.
Creole dialect of English. Mostly spoken by African American populations living on coastal islands.
A system in which slaves of no direct relation to each other maintained a community.