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1 Slavery in the Southern United States Myth vs. Reality Please get a laptop from the cart at the beginning of class and go to my webpage on the school district site. Find the Slavery link on the left and open it. Wait for further instructions…

2 MythReality Slavery in the Southern U.S. 1.Most Southerners owned Slaves. 2. Most Slave owners owned a lot of slaves. 3. It was common for slave owners to kill slaves or work them to death. 4. Slavery was not all that bad! Only about 15% - 25% owned slaves. Most owners had about 3 – 5 slaves. Slaves were expensive. What do you think?

3 MythReality Slavery in the Southern U.S. 1.Most Southerners _________________. 2. Most Slave owners __________________. 3. It was common for slave owners _________ ____________________. 4. Slavery was __________________ ___________________ owned slaves. Most owners _________________. Slaves were _____________. What do you think?

4 Slavery in America – PowerPoint Notes 9. Food – ◦Examples of food eaten – ◦Calories per day (if lucky) Clothes – ◦Materials made of Punishment – ◦Most common type of restraint – ◦Most feared type of punishment - Work of a Slave – 1. Domestics – 2. Skilled workers – 3. Field Hands – 4. Normal Work Hours? 5. During Harvest? 6. Number of days per week? 7. Jobs children performed – 8. Jobs the elderly performed –


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