African Americans in Antebellum America (1800-1860) Goal



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African Americans in Antebellum America (1800-1860)
Goal
Explore the life of African Americans, both free and slave, in antebellum (before the Civil War) America.

Learning Targets

I will understand…



  • slave life in America

  • life for free Blacks in the North and the South

  • the domestic slave trade

  • slave resistance

I can…

  • extract useful information, make supportable inferences, and draw appropriate conclusions from historical evidence

  • determine patterns of continuity and change over time


Task

Create a project using one of the following presentation tools:



  • Google Presentation

  • Weebly website

  • Prezi

Be creative - but remember - your historical content is what you will be assessed on!
This project must be made available to your teacher or you will not get credit. This is worth 200 points so its a major assignment this quarter. When determining your presentation style, make sure you know how to get it to your teacher. Google Presentation can be sent to the teacher by sharing it to the teachers email (paleckson@dce.k12.wi.us, gkpeterson@dce.k12.wi.us or bseeley@dce.k12.wi.us . Weeblys and Prezi’s , it should be as simple as emailing the teacher the url. Make sure it opens directly to the project. If it opens to the Weebly or Prezi page where we have to put in your username and password, we will not see it and you will not get credit! Please take the time to get this correct!
Task Value: 200 points
For each area of content you will need to answer certain questions and include those answers in your presentation. Resources/links to answer the questions are provided.


The Project

A. Slave Life in America




Learning Target:

Slave life in America

Text evidence - list sources/page numbers

Content location on project (where can the learning target be found on the project?)

  • Describe life as a slave by using actual narratives

http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/singleton/singleton.html



Slave Life In America

  • Identify slave codes used in various states

http://www.njstatelib.org/research_library/new_jersey_resources/digital_collection/unit_3_colonial_era_slavery/


Slave Life In America

  • Explain the significance of black churches and culture

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/experience/education/history.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2narr2.html


Slave Life In America

  • Respond to the following: "Today (2014) there are more African-Americans under correctional control — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.” Michelle Alexander

http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/intro.html

Slave Life In America

Resources/Links:

Henry Singleton’s slave narrative-http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/singleton/singleton.html

Fountain Hughes slave narrative -http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/vfssp.html

Other narratives -http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/index.html

Slave Codes – google slave codes &http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/article...

Black culture -http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/experience/education/history.html

Slave Culture -http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtid=2&psid=3043

Religion and Black Culture -http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2narr2.html

New Jim Crow http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/intro.html


  1. Free Blacks

Learning Target:

Life for Free Blacks in the North and the South

Text evidence - list sources/page numbers

Content location on project (where can the learning target be found on the project?)

http://www.ushistory.org/us/27d.asp

Free Blacks

  • Identify where they lived and explain the migration of blacks going North

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/free-blacks-lived-in-the-north-right/

Free Blacks

  • Assess the validity of the following statement: Free blacks in the North had it better than free blacks in the South.

http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/article...

Free Blacks

Resources/Links

Information on Free Blacks - http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/aopart2.html and http://www.ushistory.org/us/27d.asp

Where they lived - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/free-blacks-lived-in-the-north-right/

Free Blacks in South -http://www.newsouthassoc.com/springfield/history1.html

Blacks migrating North -http://www.inmotionaame.org/print.cfm;jsessionid=f830381821415097003374?migration=7&bhcp=1

Free Blacks in the North -http://americanrenaissanceii.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/the-free-north-of-the-1800s/ and http://afrohistorywithmsnichols.weebly.com/north-and-south-slave-and-free.html

In Motion - African American Migration Experience



http://www.peoplesworld.org/in-motion-the-african-american-migration-experience/

C. The Domestic Slave Trade





Learning Target:

Domestic Slave Trade

Text evidence - list sources/page numbers

Content location on project (where can the learning target be found on the project?)

  • Explain how the domestic slave trade operated

http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=3

The Domestic Slave Trade

  • Compare/contrast it to the international slave trade

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/resources/facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery

The Domestic Slave Trade

  • Identify where the domestic slave trade occurred and how profitable it is

https://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/econ_focus/2013/q2/pdf/economic_history.pdf

The Domestic Slave Trade

  • Assess the validity of this statement: The economic principle of “supply and demand” had little impact on the domestic slave trade.”

https://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/econ_focus/2013/q2/pdf/economic_history.pdf

The Domestic Slave Trade

Resources/Links


Overview of Domestic Slave Trade - http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=3

Statistics and information on the Slave Trades - http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/slavery-and-anti-slavery/resources/facts-about-slave-trade-and-slavery

Mother of the Domestic Slave Trade https://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/econ_focus/2013/q2/pdf/economic_history.pdf
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D. Slave Resistance & rebellion

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Learning Target:

Slave Resistance

Text evidence - list sources/page numbers

Content location on project (where can the learning target be found on the project?)

  • Identify several ways slaves resisted their condition.

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1609-1865/essays/slaveresist.htm

Slave Resistance & Rebellion

  • Describe factors that contributed to the success or failure of African slaves’ efforts at rebellion and revolt in the 17th and 18th centuries;

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3045

Slave Resistance & Rebellion

  • Compare resistance and rebellion in the colonial period to that of the antebellum period

http://www.njstatelib.org/research_library/new_jersey_resources/digital_collection/unit_3_colonial_era_slavery/

Slave Resistance & Rebellion

  • Assess the validity of the following statement: According to Harvard historian James Schouler in 1882, “Negroes were ‘a black servile race, sensuous, stupid, brutish, obedient to the whip, children in imagination.’” Historian And thus rarely rebelled against slavery.

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1609-1865/essays/slaveresist.htm

Slave Resistance & Rebellion

Resources/Links

Outstanding source that identifies several forms of slave resistance - http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1609-1865/essays/slaveresist.htm

Slave Resistance and Revolts - http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3045

Resistance and Rebellion http://www.understandingslavery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=310:resistance-and-rebellion&catid=125:themes&Itemid=222

Resistance of Slavery by the enslaved Africans - http://missmango.wikispaces.com/10+b.+Resistance+of+slavery+by+the+enslaved+Africans



Did African American Slaves Rebel? http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/did-african-american-slaves-rebel/ African American Slavery in the Colonial Era, 1619-1775

http://www.njstatelib.org/research_library/new_jersey_resources/digital_collection/unit_3_colonial_era_slavery/


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