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History of Africa
History: Chapter 12
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Why did Southern education lag behind Northern education?
Southerners were indifferent to public school.
By 1860, what percentage of white, Southern families owned slaves?
What was the largest group of Southern whites in the antebellum period?
Non-slave owning yeomans
Which list of states contains only states that were part of the Upper South?
Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee
What characterizes the life of most plantation mistresses?
Isolation, drudgery, and humiliation
What did the typical southern yeoman want?
Self sufficiency with a modest profit
Where was the largest city and port in the south?
How would you describe antebellum southern politics?
An underlying political unity reigned despite conflicts.
How did the lower south acquire slaves it used after 1808?
It acquired most of them from the upper south.
Which crop was NOT associated with the Old South?
Which of the following is NOT a reason cotton became "King" in the south?
It required the use of slaves.
Which of the following describes the Upper South and Lower South?
Both united in the defense of slavery
Who led the 1831 rebellion in South Hampton, VA?
Why did factories develop slowly in the South?
All of these
Why did non-slave holding southerners support the slave system?
All of these
Tredegar Ironworks was significant because it did what?
It was one of the few large iron producers in the South.
What shaped relations among whites in the Old South?
A complex code of honor.
Which of the following was one of the few groups in the Old South to speak against dueling, brawling, and drinking of Southern society?
How had the American slave population changed by about 1830?
It had increased dramatically.
Which is true about plantation life?
None of these
Which was one of the hallmarks of the West African culture of which many American slaves had originated?
Broad kinship ties.
Which is an accurate description of the typical slave diet?
It was generally unbalanced, but there was plenty of food.
What percentage of slave owners owned more that 20 slaves in 1860?
Only about 10%
Why were some slaves allowed to work in towns or cities?
The southern economy suffered from a perennial shortage of white labor.
Where did over half of all free blacks in the Lower South live?
In the cities.
Which profession was open to free blacks in the Old South?
All of these
Why did the growth rate of the free black population in the South slow after 1810?
Fewer southern whites were freeing their slaves.
Which was a common form of slave resistance?
Which accurately describes the Pine Barren People?
Self-reliant and independent
What did Hinton Helper argue in "The Impending Crisis of the South"?
He advocated abolition.
Which is an accurate statement about slave uprisings in the Antebellum South?
There were only three; only one resulted in white deaths.
What lesson did white southerners learn from the Nat Turner Rebellion?
Slave insurrection was an ever present threat.
What was the pattern followed by most runaway slaves?
They remained in the South.
Who was one of the South's chief defenders of slavery?
A language of American-born slaves.
Which did Southern evangelical churches generally not oppose?
What was unusual about William Tyler Johnson?
He was a free black man that owned slaves.
What was the religion of the majority of slaves when they were transported from Africa to the United States?
A variety of native religions
Which was generally an interracial institution in the Old South?
Music and dance were important to slaves because they allowed them...
All of these
Which is NOT a reason why the Upper South tended to identify with the Lower South rather than the North?
Railroads linked the Upper and Lower South.
What was the status of the black slave family?
It had no legal status.
The Underground Railroad...
Was an effort to help slaves escape, but had only limited success.
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