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AAS-Reading Notes

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AAS-Reading Notes 20006

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Ch5 &6
AAS 10 African-Am Culture & Soc
Mr. Harrison
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Date Created: 10/08/16
ch5 -today aa acknowledge their past in slavery as something they overcame -slavery was basis for american economy in 3 ways: - basic commodity in NE west india trade - workers producing agriculture - property Slavery was part of the market This slave based economy created a great disparity btwn wealth and poverty There were 2 extremes slaves owning no land and gaining no wealth then there were rich white southerners w/ many slaves Enslaved labourers -started at 7yrs old -kept at steady work rate w observing and brute force -terrible punishments(whipping, castration)(93) -14hr work day in the summer and ten hours in the winter -southerners were depressed -slave markets in most towns until slavery was abolished(97) -women and children were given as gifts to newlyweds -slavery was a traumatic (physically and psychological) experience -not until the 18th century did extreme punishments become rare for slaves -many died young(98) - Dehumanizing 98 -physical trauma -psychological drama Slaves could not accumulate or pass on wealth -asian and europe immigrants would often send money back -illegal for slaves to read and write in the 19th century101 Enslaved blacks came together in community and solidarity -recognised they were not inferior Religion and family suppoted them in knowing their worth despite how society treated them -104 bad meant strong and powerful Harriet tubman 106 -took armed conflict to set them legally free ch6 Civil war -no black officers -unequal pay - War was not about slavery - Whites didn’t want to fight with blacks or for blacks - US congress passed the first confiscation act - Did not have to give “contraband” fugitive slaves back - 2nd act said “contraband” was set free forever - ^only a way for the union to have more fighters and take power from the south - After they were about to lose(GB was going to recognise the confederacy) they finally enacted the Militia act on july 1862 - 121^ lincoln still wanted blacks removed - 2 proclamations: 1st did not free slaves in 4 states(union slave states; 2nd allowed enrollment of freedman in the military 123 - Blacks were heavily involved in the fight - After the union won blacks were deliberately left out of the celebrations - Black vets were not respected or honored as they should be - The black community honored black vets - 1865 slavery federally abolished


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