Flashcards in Chapter 13 Test Deck (25):
While some slaves tried to escape permanently, most left for short periods of time to....
Many planters used the gang labor system in which...
All field hands focused on same tasks at the same time.
How did enslaved parents passed down their culture to the children?
Telling folktales and sharing family history.
How did long staple cotton differ from short staple cotton?
It was easier to process.
How was life in southern cities similar to plantation life.
Slaves did most of the work.
Some free African Americans in the 1860s were descendants of refugees from...
Why did skilled slaves have an advantage over unskilled slaves?
They were sometimes allowed to earn money and eventually buy their freedom.
Why did Nat Turner lead a rebellion of slaves against slave holders?
He believed that God had told him to end slavery.
How did slaves working in planter houses differ from slaves who lived in the fields?
They usually had better food, clothing, and shelter.
How can the Tredegar Ironworks be best described as?
A southern factory that turned iron into useful products like cannons and steam engines.
The increased demand for slave labor and the banning of slave imports lead to an increase in the domestic slave trade.
Many of the first factories in the south produced iron products.
Planters wives were allowed contact with slaves.
Though many slave women were separated from their own children, many of them were required to care for the children of their owners.
Eli Whitney tried to keep the design of the cotton gin secret, but the invention was revolutionary that other manufacturers often ignored the patent and produced their own machines.
To encourage obedience, slaveholders were likely to whip, shackle, or chain slaves or place them in the stocks.
Southern cotton planters relied on the regions rivers to ship goods because traffic from heavy corn and hemp shipments slowed down road travel.
Crop brokers called _______ made deals with merchants, arranged passages for crops aboard trading ships and provided financial advice.
__________ used religion to justify the institution of slavery arguing that some people were created to rule over others.
Wealthy white southerners.
______ were most commonly sold at auctions which represented the greatest threat to their family bonds.
_________ cotton gin used a hand cranked cylinder with wire teeth to remove seeds from short staple cotton.
Some slaves sang ________ which were Christian songs that blended African and European music.
_______ owned small farms and often worked along side their slaves.
The south's first major cash crop was ______.