machine that produced a more efficient way to get the seeds out of cotton, and expanded southern development
Southern farmers who made up the majority of the white population.
United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
bosses hired by plantation owners to keep slaves working hard
slaves themselves who helped the overseers manage the plantation
A system where planter organized their slaves into gangs, supervised them closely, and had them work in the fields all day. Primarily used on tobacco plantations.
religious folk songs that blended biblical themes with the realities of slavery
folk tales that feature an animal or human character who engages in deceit, violence, and magic.
network of white and black abolitionists that helped slaves free themselves from slavery
United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)
Code for the north star in slave talk
United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of over 6,000 slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
in 1800, he gathered 1000 rebellious slaves outside of Richmond; but 2 Africans gave the plot away, and the Virginia militia stymied the uprising before it could begin, along with 35 others he was executed.
leader of a slave rebellion in which 57 white women and men and children were killed
Active Slave Resistance
Resistance to slavery that was violent like arson or killing
Passive Slave Resistance
Resistance to slavery that was non-violent like running away or breaking tools
a slave rebellion that commenced on September 9, 1739, in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution.
A fictional character who would support slavery because it made him so much money
Small Farmer Fred
A fictional southern character who would support slavery because he wanted to own a great deal of slaves himself
Poor White Willie
A fictional southern character who would support slavery because socially, he was above the slaves
Tredegar Iron Works
large iron factory that operated in Richmond, Virginia, in the early to mid-1800s
crop brokers who managed the trade between southern planters and their customers
laws in the southern states that controlled enslaved people
large-scale farmers who held more than 20 slaves
trickster tale - represents the slave
trickster tale - represents the slave owner
A region stretching from South Carolina to east Texas where most of U.S. cotton was grown during the mid-1800's
The practice of rotating use of different fields from crop to crop each year, to avoid exhausting the soil.
the most practiced method of punishment on a slave
the most common method of passive or non-violent resistance
The North Star located at the tip of the little dipper