The Unfinished Nation Chapter 11
Key Terms (with significance)
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The planter aristocracy exercised power and influence far in excess of its numbers. The aristocratic ideal also found reflection in the definition of a special role for southern white women (men adopted "chivalry")
Forbade slaves to hold property, to leave their masters' premises without permission to be out after dark, to congregate with other slaves (except church), to cary firearms, to testify in court against whites, or to strike a white person (even self-defense... but whites could kill slaves). Whites could not teach slaves to read/write or legalize slave marriages/divorces. Anyone with a trace was black. Enforcement was uneven.
The shuffling, grinning, head-scratching, deferential slave who acted what he recognized as the role the white world expected. Dominant response of blacks was complex (combo of adaptation and resistance).
Slave preacher who led an uprising, killing 60 whites before overpowered (blacks were executed). Virginia State laws governing slavery became more rigid in response to the fears the revolt created among whites.
By the Civil War, coton constituted nearly two-thirds of the total export trade of the US. Drew settlers to lower South and hundreds of thousands of slaves moved from upper South to cotton states. Showed growing dominance of cotton in southern economy
De Bow's Commercial Review
Called for southern commercial expansion and economic independence from the North. (Wasn't that successful)
Varieties of slavery
Some slaves lived in almost prison-like conditions (rigidly and harshly controlled by masters), while most enjoyed considerable flexibility and autonomy.
Gathered 1000 rebellious slaves outside Richmond, but two gave the plot away and Virginia militia stopped before it could begin. Slave revolts were rare but scared whites.
Blacks throughout the South developed their own version of Christianity (more emotional, reflected African customs/practices). Used images to express dreams of present freedom.
Created more politically challenging music in privacy of their own religious services. Africans in America not only expressed faith but also lamented hope for freedom.
Simple, common language that retained some African words but drew mostly from English. Gradually grew more sophisticated but some features survived.
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