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1 Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation 6/e Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South

2 2 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. A Cotton Plant (S. Solum/ PhotoLink /Getty Images )

3 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Slavery and Cotton in the South, 1820 and © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

4 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South The Cotton Economy The Cotton Economy –The Rise of King Cotton  Declining Tobacco Economy  Short-Staple Cotton  Increasing Cotton Cultivation  Rapid Expansion of Slavery Cotton Gin in Use (Library of Congress) 4 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

5 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South The Cotton Economy The Cotton Economy –Southern Trade and Industry  Obstacles to Economic Development  De Bow’s Commercial Review 5 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

6 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South The Cotton Economy The Cotton Economy –Sources of Southern Difference  Sources of Uneven Development  Distinct Southern Values 6 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

7 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Southern White Society Southern White Society –The Planter Class  Planter Aristocracy’s Dominance  The Aristocratic Idea 7 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

8 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South 8 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. A Georgia Plantation

9 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Southern White Society Southern White Society –The “Southern Lady”  Female Subordinance Reinforced  Special Burdens 9 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

10 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Southern White Society Southern White Society –The Plain Folk  Inadequate Educational Opportunities  “Hill People”  Dependence on the Plantation  Absence of Class Conflict 10 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

11 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South 11 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Business of Slavery (Library of Congress)

12 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Slavery: The “Peculiar Institution” Slavery: The “Peculiar Institution” –Varieties of Slavery  Slave Codes  Paternal Relationship 12 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

13 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Slavery: The “Peculiar Institution” Slavery: The “Peculiar Institution” –Life Under Slavery  Work Conditions  High Mortality Rates –Slavery in the Cities  Relative Autonomy of Urban Slaves –Free Blacks  New Restrictions on Manumission 13 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

14 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Slavery: The “Peculiar Institution” Slavery: The “Peculiar Institution” –Slave Resistance  Adaption and Resistance  Slave Revolts  Day-to-Day Slave Resistance 14 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harriet Tubman (Library of Congress)

15 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South The Culture of Slavery The Culture of Slavery  Black Christianity –Language and Music  “Pidgin”  Importance of Slave Spirituals 15 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

16 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South The Culture of Slavery The Culture of Slavery –The Slave Family  Slave Marriages  Paternalism 16 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

17 Chapter Eleven: Cotton, Slavery, and the Old South Debating the Past: The Character of Slavery African Americans Picking Cotton (Library of Congress) 17 © 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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