Outline format chapter 16 Due Wednesday/Thursday, October 19-20
I. What was the structure of Southern society?
Dependence on cotton
C. Non-slaveholding Southern whites
Use of racism to gain their support to planters
“Crackers” and other insults
D. Free blacks and mulattoes
II. What forces and attitudes shaped abolitionism and opposition to the spread of slavery?
A. American Colonization Society and Liberia
What is it like in Liberia now? Look it up.
B. Lane Theological Seminary and its “Rebels”
C. William L. Garrison and The Liberator
The American Anti-Slavery Society
D. Black abolitionists
E. Politics—the Liberty Party
F. The Gag Rule and John Quincy Adams
III. Important questions to answer:
A. Why did non-slaveholding whites support the planter aristocracy?
B. How did the production of cotton change geographically between 1820 and 1860?
C. What were the consequences for counties in which blacks outnumbered whites?
1. What impact might this have had on developing attitudes toward race and the defense of slavery?
D. What did slaves fear the most, and why?
E. What did whites fear the most, and why?