Slavery and the Old South
- Due 11/19/2019
- Points 20
- For this assignment, you MUST view, read and comprehend the readings that are attached, and then answer the questions on the worksheet that is also attached. Answer the question with at least 5-7 paragraphs and give correct evidence and information.
- Use this link to help you answer the questions: http://americainclass.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/ProSlavery-StudentVersion.pdf
Students will be able to articulate how southern slave owners defended slavery as a â€œpositive good.â€ This is part of antebellum Americaâ€™s social, political, cultural, and economic development that impacted the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond. This assignment isn’t about whether you like or dislike slavery; it is about understanding how slavery was rationalized.
This activity is adapted from America in Class edited by Peter A. Coclanis, from the National Humanities Center, copyright 2010-2018. (Links to an external site.) www.nationalhumanitiescenter.org (Links to an external site.)
â€œ Oh Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny,â€ tobacco package label, lithograph by Robertson, Seibert & Shearman, New York, 1859 (detail). Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsca-08346. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Note: “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny” is the name of a song published in 1878 that romanticized slavery and was Virginia’s state song from 1940-1997. The song and the image depict what is known as the myth of the “happy slave”.
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