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Learning Exercise

Material: Africans in America
Submitted by: William Paquette on Nov 30, 2006
Date Last Modified: Nov 30, 2006
Title: Antebellum Slavery in the American South
Description: Africans in America traces slavery in the United States from 1450 to 1865, using historical narratives, images, documents, stories, biographies, and commentaries.
Time Required 5-6 hours
Topics: United States History Antebellum South African-American History
Course: United States History
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To enable students to learn about slavery in the decades before the Civil War. To enable students to learn how slaves lived. To enable students to learn about the positions both pro-slavery and anti-slavery prior to the Civil War.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Select only Part IV: 1831-1865. Click Narrative. Click and Read Introduction, Map, Antebellum Slavery, Abolitionism, Fugitive Slaves and Northern Racism. Read all sections and links under these listings. Write a 5-7 page paper describing 1) how slaves lived, 2) the arguments for and against slavery, and 3) why slavery was likely to cause a civil war.
Additional Information URL: None.
Assessment: A 5 to 7 page paper.
Assessment URL: None.
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