AP U.S. History Homework Assignment Sheet: SLAVERY
9/21 (Per. 3); 9/22 (Per. 6)
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1. Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook Digital History
“Slavery in Historical Perspective”
”The Middle Passage”
The Origins of New World Slavery
Read and take notes on reading from Digital History Textbook: Digital History
Myths of antebellum South
Problem Set #2: This question has three parts (A, B and C)
A) Describe ONE radical and ONE moderate tactic of the abolitionist movement.
B) Which tactic (radical or moderate) was more successful?
C) Contrast your opinion against the opposing view, demonstrating why that opinion was not as good as the one you chose.
6- Read After the Fact, Chapter 7 “A View From The Bottom Rail”. Take sufficient notes to facilitate discussion. Think about validity and reliability of sources.
• Why is it hard to recreate the freedmen's point of view?
• What are examples of deception between blacks and whites?
• List problems for historians who use the FWP interviews with former slaves.
What did freedmen do to distance themselves from the old habits of bondage?
7-.Journal Entry #3: To secure their freedom, did slaves have the right to kill? (Length: at least two sides)