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Additional Class Topics
For Further Interest: Additional Class Topics Chapter 16:
The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793 - 1860
Describe the operation of a typical large
plantation or the working life of a typical large-plantation owner, including
relations with overseers and slaves.
Examine the black family and black religion.
Consider how slavery affected both white and black views of women, family,
Examine the paradox that slavery often
involved intimate and personal relationships between individual whites and
blacks (exemplified by the photo of the slave nurse with white child), even
while it maintained a strict and often violent system of control over the
slaves as a group. Ask why this paternalistic element of American
slaveholding was so important to southerners self-justification of
Review the creation of the Republic of
Liberia. Determine if the colonization or relocation concept would have worked
at any point in pre-Civil War America.
Explore the British efforts to free slaves
in the West Indies. Why was Britain successful in 1833 in ending slavery in
the West Indies when it was still going strong in the United States?
Discuss the northern debate over the means of ending slavery by contrasting Garrisons
radical abolitionism with the moderate no-expansion position
of a politician like Lincoln.