chapter questions 36 – exclusivewritings.com

  1. How did Emerson influence American literature?
  2. Who were David Walker and Nat Turner, and how were their actions significant?
  3. What strategy did abolitionists adopt to attack slavery?
  4. Who was William Lloyd Garrison, and what is his significance? (Pgs. 329-33)
  5. What arguments and strategies were used by northern and southern opponents of the abolition movement?
  6. What led to the emergence of a full-fledged women’s movement in the nineteenth-century?
  7. What was the significance of Dorothea Dix? And of Horace Mann?
  8. What were the goals of the women’s movement as outlined at Seneca Falls in the 1850s?
  9. How did the domestic slave trade operate?
  10. What is “this African American migration” that the text refers to?
  11. Briefly characterize
    1. The Planter elites?
    2. The cotton entrepreneurs?
    3. The small-holding planters and yeomen?
    4. The poor freemen?
  12. What was the “slavery is a positive good” argument founded upon?
  13. In brief: How was Texas settled and how did she become independent?
  14. Why was it that the “South remained an economic colony”?
  15. How did evangelical Christianity intersect with and influence the lives of slaves?
  16. How did slaves resist the oppression of slavery?
  17. What was life like for free blacks in the North? And in the South?
  18. We are on the threshold of the Civil War at this point in the semester, which was about many things, but no one thing so much as the survival or extinction of slavery. Based on what you have learned thus far, do you see any realistic way by which slavery could have been eliminated by this time in the United States? Take a position and justify it.

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