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Cotton Gin

a machine that removes seeds from short-staple cotton

Planters

large-scale farmers who held more than 20 slaves

Cotton Belt

high area of cotton production

Factors

crop brokers

Tredegar Iron Works

in Richmond, Virginia-one of the most productive iron works in the nation

Yeomen

owners of small farms

Folktales

stories with a moral

Spirituals

emotional Christian songs that blended African and European music

Nat Turner's Rebellion

the most violent slave revolt in the United States occurred in 1831

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