Ch 11 Study Guide Occupations of slaves in the Old South

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Ch 11 Study Guide

Occupations of slaves in the Old South

Percentage of white families owning slaves in the Old South

Definition of textile

Frederick Douglass

Modes of slave resistance

Features of slave culture

Comparative experience of slaves and free blacks in the Old South

Central themes of planter ideology

Characteristics of plain white folk of the Old South

Impact of slavery on the northern economy

Characteristics/experiences of free blacks

Restrictions on free blacks in the Old South

Conditions of slavery

What was, according to John C. Calhoun, “the most false and dangerous of all political errors”?

In the antebellum period, who were the wealthiest Americans?

Slave patrols

Largest economic investment in the US in 1860

More than half of US exports in 1860

Description of internal slave trade

Acts of self-empowerment by enslaved individuals

Approximate number of runaways to the North per year

Underground Railroad

19th century, world’s major crop produced by slave labor

1841, The Creole, 135 enslaved persons, Nassau

Amount of world’s cotton supply that came from the southern US

US slave population by 1860

Artisan definition

Labor on rice plantations in SC and Ga generally done by

Jumping over a broomstick in American slave culture

Andrew Johnson of Tennessee and Joseph Brown of Georgia

1850 majority of southern slaveholders owned how many slaves?

Southern farmers in the backcountry description

Relationship between rich southern planters and poor southern farmers

Characteristics of the South and its economy in 1800-1860

Denmark Vesey

Nat Turner

“Lords of the Loom”

Definition of planter

Comparison of Upper South and Deep South

Southern state with the largest free black population

End of slavery in most Latin American nations

1830s Southern proslavery argument

Rev. Charles C. Jones of Georgia

Southern paternalist ethos

1840-1860 price of a ‘prime field hand’

qualifications as a member of the planter class

free blacks in the South were allowed to

Bennet Barrow’s advice to slaveowners on slave discipline

Joseph Taper’s 1840 letter

Reason southern slaves live in better conditions by the mid-19th century than those in the Caribbean and South America


Slavery and the law

John C. Calhoun and George Fitzhugh

Defenders of American slavery claimed that British emancipation in the 1830s failed because

Gender roles under slavery

Characteristics of religious life among African-Americans in southern cities

Slave religion

Brer Rabbit stories

Stories that played a central role in black Christianity

“Silent sabotage”

Comparison of slave revolts in Brazil, the West Indies and the US

Free blacks in the US

Name of community of former slaves freed by Richard Randolph


Description of work done by southern slaves

Urban slaves

Task labor

Slave families

Most powerful weapon of plantation masters

Fugitive slaves

Harriet Tubman

State who debated but did not approve a gradual emancipation plan for slaves in that state after the slave rebellion of 1831

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