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Slavery would not have lasted as long as it did except for
A. the place it held in the southern economy
In the South, social prestige and influence were determined by
C. Class and caste
At the time of the Civil War
A. one quarter of white southerners owned slaves
While class differences are based on income, caste differences in the South were based
B. race
Which of the following statements about slavery is FALSE
A. about ten percent of southern blacks were free
Most African Americans experienced slavery
A. On farms
Slaveholders continually indoctrinated their slaves with the idea of
A. The God-ordained supremacy of whites
The African-American family under slavery
D. emphasized kinship and mutual affection
During slavery, African-American folk tales were kept alive primarily through
A. kinship networks
The "invisible institution" was
B. the black church
The foundation of the African- American culture was
A. religion
Slave sermons and religious songs emphasized
A. eventual deliverance from slavery
The Brer Rabbit stories
D. showed how a defenseless animal could overcome a stronger one through cunning and deceit, a metaphor for survival as a slave
The normal way for most slaves to express discontent was
C. passive resistance
Slave folk tales revealed the attitude that
B. cunning and deceit worked effectively
During the Second Seminole War of 1835-1842
B. many escaped slaves hiding in Florida actually fought with Native Americans against US soldiers
The typical runaway slave was
B. a young, unmarried man
In pre-Civil War American society, free African Americans
Were treated as social outcasts
Free blacks in the south faced each of the following limitations EXCEPT
C. being vulnerable to re-enslavement through vagrancy or apprenticeship laws
The typical great planter of the pre-Civil War South was
A. most likely a self made man
Most southern whites
B. were non-slaveholding yeoman farmers
To become a successful planter, it was probably most important that one have sound knowledge of
C. good business and accounting practices.
When compared with other New World slaves, southern slaves
E. enjoyed a higher standard of living
The yeoman farmer of the South was
C. proud and self reliant
Which one of the following individuals tried to convince southern yeoman farmers that slavery reduced their standard of living
C. Hinton R. Helper
Non-slaveholders followed the leadership of slave owners because
C. of their desire to become slaver owners
Southern proslavery arguemetns did NOT include the belief that slavery was
C. mandated by the US Constitution
Southern apologists claimed the master-slave relationship was more humane than employer- worker relationships because
D. it afforded greater long-term security
A major reason for the weaker hold of slavery in the upper south was the
A. increasing industrialization and agricultural diversification in the region
When tobacco prices sagged after 1820
C. large numbers of surplus slaves were sold from the upper south to the lower south
During the nineteenth century, the center of cotton production
D. shifted rapidly westward
The union of slavery and cotton
B. hindered industrialization in the south.