|The Cultural Impact of Slavery
Different sections of the country/Summarize economic development
Why didn’t South industrialize?
Initial differences in transportation grow
Lack of capital
After cotton gin, attitudes about slavery change
Anomaly => Necessary Evil => Positive Good
Diaspora: Cultural holocaust?
English w/West African grammar (double neg/verb conjugation)
Ebonics: History as argument (ESL?)
“It takes a village” History as argument
Male slave management
Jumping the broom (Gay rights co-option)
Daniel Patrick Moniyhan’s The Negro Family: The Case for National Action
Out of wedlock births today.
Oppression v. resistance
Vernacular architecture: balconies
Historiographical problem: sources
Eugene Genovese: “Roll, Jordan, Roll! TheWorld the Slaves Made”
Face (Pulling the nose)
Violence: Dueling, caning, horsewhipping
Code of Chivalry
Trapped in poverty
Imitative violence (emulation) (APING – Veblen)
David Roedigger’s Wages of whiteness
Moonlight, magnolias and mint juleps?
Religion: Pro-slavery sermon
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (link to historiography)
North slowly became increasingly opposed to slavery. As religion got involved, opposition raised to a fever pitch. (Next class: JIHAD!)