Before the war Slavery .


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Why did the foundation of servitude charge the steadfastness of by far most of prior to the war whites, in spite of the way that just a little rate of them possessed slaves? (73)Slavery was the overwhelming reality of all southern life. Survey the legitimacy of this speculation for TWO of the accompanying parts of southern life from around 1840 to 1860: political, social, financial, and scholarly life.
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Prior to the war Slavery

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Why did the organization of servitude charge the faithfulness of by far most of before the war whites, in spite of the way that lone a little rate of them possessed slaves? (73) Slavery was the ruling reality of all southern life. Evaluate the legitimacy of this speculation for TWO of the accompanying parts of southern life from around 1840 to 1860: political, social, financial, and scholarly life. (84) Analyze the routes in which supporters of subjugation in the nineteenth century utilized lawful, religious, and financial contentions to shield the establishment of subjection. (95)

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I. Chronicled Debate Over Slavery Extremely complex framework, diff. to sum up: visually impaired men + the elephant What district, what item, size of creation, kind of work (house or field) 1 in 8 slaves not utilized as a part of ag: towns + urban communities, employing out, talented specialties, industrial facilities

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3 Main contending sees 1) acculturating power (bondage as school): first held by slave proprietors, however then grabbed by dark pioneer (and previous slave) Booker T. Washington 2) Concentration camp (abolitionists): demolished slave personality  Sambo (supremacist suggestions) 3) Site of abuse and Af-Am character: critical to creation unmistakable dark culture

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II. Slave Labor Issue of scale: 1850 run of the mill slave exp. on huge homestead w/10+ slaves (75%) half on manors 20+ (recollect why?) Tricky point: inverse of white exp. of servitude Masters required hard work (start kids age 5 or 6) 11 or 12: work fields (w/guardians): dominant part stayed in fields until excessively Old ladies administer to kids (white + dark), old men tend to animals

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A. Field Slaves Work "from sun to sun" Often sex-isolated work groups, however ladies in fields too Racism of subjugation: white ladies not to work in fields (even poorest attempted to keep out) Masters thought slaves racially sluggish  supervisors/drivers to constrain labor physical discipline Slaves had no motivation to work

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B. House Slaves 1 or 2 slaves out of 10 90% of those ladies: cook, clean, mind babies Fascinating: youthful whites imply contact w/blacks (as "specialist" figure), then needed to learn bigotry and predominance Advantage of house: better apportions, lighter physical work, better lodging BUT: consistent observation + bore brunt white wrath (esp. special ladies  fear/learning of interracial sex, powerlessness to control spouses) Some (many) straightforwardly wished to go into fields  live in slave quarters

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The Coon and the Dog "Each time I consider subjugation and on the off chance that it benefited the race in any way, I think about the account of the coon and pooch who met. The coon said to the canine, \'Why is it you\'re so fat and I am so poor, and we is both creatures?\' The puppy said \'I lay round Master\'s home and let him kick me and he gives me a bit of bread appropriate on.\' Said the coon to the pooch: \'Better, then, that I remain poor.\' Them\'s my estimation. I\'m similar to the coon, I don\'t put stock in \'buse."

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III. Life in the Quarters A. Space Only couple of hundred yards from Big House, however  security + separateness (whites would not like to always overview) Crude structures, yet focal/essential physical region: slaves stopped to be principally slaves  went up against more characteristic parts (family, music, religion) Community + culture of their own empowers survival in face of fierce + debasing framework

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Usually ½ day Sat and entire day Sun  individual errands, going by, chasing, contract selves out, and so forth. Some space, strict and allegorical, outside bondage Irony: nourished white dominion : arrangement of control w/less requirement for brutality  give slaves enough space with the goal that they control themselves endure framework to secure what little them have

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B. Articulation of Self Most imperative: created shapes self-expression mental adapting: melodies, stories, and so on. Vital hotspot for slave point of view: education unlawful  few composed archives Accounts of abuse, slave outrage, covet for opportunity + retribution, slave legends, humorous tunes

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By 1850s: the Blues + aversion (talking around things) Enabled free expression w/o dread of backlash: could seem glad/consistent + still express discontent Wearing a "cover" w/whites, take off when w/blacks

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Pompey, how would I look? O, massa, strong What do you signify "powerful," Pompey? Why, massa, you look honorable. What do you mean by "respectable"? Why, sar, you simply seem as though one lion . Why, Pompey, where have you ever observed a lion? I see one down in there field a few days ago, massa. Pompey, you stupid individual, that was an ass . Is it true that it was, massa? Well you look simply like him.

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Malitis "They was seven hoards, fat and prepared for fall hoard killing time. Simply the day preceding Old ace reprimanded they was to be killed, something happened to all them porkers… The experts asks: \'What\'s the sickness with "em?" "Malitis," [the slaves] lets him know, and they acts as they would prefer not to touch the swines… He says to keep all the meat for the slave families, yet that is on the grounds that he\'s reluctant to eat it hisself record of the pigs has malitis. \'Don\'t all of you recognize what is malitis?\' Mammy would ask the kids when she was recounting the seven fat swines and seventy incline slaves… [A solid slave w/a mallet] tapped Mister Hog \'tween the eyes with the hammer, "malitis" set in compelling fast, however it was an unprecedented "ailment," even with hungry Negroes around constantly."

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IV. Family Life 1965: The Negro Family: The Case for National Action (Moynihan Report): dark "matriarchy"/broken families verifiable impact of servitude hurting present day dark society and culture Historians now think dark family v. critical establishment regardless of confinements/chances How? 1) white bosses supported "marriage" + families: a) profound quality, b) empowered propagation, c) balanced out quarters Most runaways youthful, single men

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Far additional: 2) blacks focused on foundation: dependable connections (regularly broken by death) Although likewise broken by deal: 1820-1860: 300,000 relational unions broken by deal "Sobbing Time": March 1857, Savannah, GA: 436 slaves sold in single circuit closeout After CW slaves searched each other out crosswise over incredible separations (T. Morrison, Beloved ) Majority kids brought 2 parent house up in home w/single family Some fathers on diff. estates, however astounding degree in living arrangement

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Indirect proof of significance of father: naming examples Fathers did what they could to give: chasing, cultivate on side, form furniture, and so forth. Yet, father couldn\'t shield from white sexual stalkers, risk of offer, physical savagery by white 1.7 whippings/year: some contend demonstrates minimal physical brutality But implied a relative beaten once every month

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V. Slave Religion A. Religion of the Masters New in 19 th : 17 th + 18 th aces couldn\'t have cared less about religious existence of slaves  permitted African religion to endure 2 nd Great Awakening: 2 new categories: Methodists + Baptists White M + B lectured slaves stressing meeker ethics, scriptural premise of racial seg. + bondage Marx: religion "sedative of the masses" Blacks didn\'t get it generally notwithstanding when appeared to

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Some whites urged dark clergymen to lecture slaves "I jined the congregation \'most 83 years back when I was Major Gaud\'s slave, and they sanctifies through water me… When I begins lecturing I couldn\'t read or compose and needed to lecture what Master let me know, and he say disclose to them niggers iffen they complies with the ace they goes to Heaven; however I knowed there\'s something better for them, yet daren\'t let them know \'cept on the wily. That I done parts. I tells them iffen they continues imploring, the Lord will set them free."

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B. Religion of the Slaves Slave reaction white Ch\'y: to a great extent mystery dark religion (woods, quarters) "My lord used to ask us youngsters, \'Do your people ask around evening time?\' We said "No," \'cause our people had disclosed to us what to state. Yet, Lord show kindness, there was a lot of that going on. They\'d supplicate, \'Ruler, convey us from under servitude."

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Emphasized equity, experts bound to damnation, opportunity, racial correspondence A) God the Father: retaliation B) Christ: kicked the bucket for all people, reclamation for all C) Moses (most focal, nearly conflated w/Jesus): spirituals consistent theme of escape into Canaan "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

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He conveyed Daniel from the Lion\'s lair, Jonah from de gut ob de whale, And de Hebrew kids from de searing heater And why not each man? When I get to paradise, gwine be calm Me and my God going to do however we see fit. Going to prattle with the Father, contend with the Son, Tell um \'session the world I simply originate from. Slave Songs

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Syncretism (blend) w/certain perspectives African religion: enchantment, spirits, conjuring "Hoodoo Doctors" (voodoo) Huck Finn : Jim\'s dread of apparitions

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VI. African-American Culture Middle Passage  actually stripped of all material culture But since 1960s accord that some survived: music, people stories, enchantment, dialect + phonetic examples (southern drawl: whites got African rhythms) Whites attempted to stamp out African culture, however made due in quarters and in avoidances

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