Domestic Slave Trade and Trauma

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Domestic Slave Trade and Trauma

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Domestic Slave Trade and Trauma

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I. Frederick Douglas and Dred Scott Decision Outline of Current Lecture II. The Enslaved Lay the Foundations of the American Economy III. Enslaved Laborers IV. Domestic Slave Trade V. Slavery: A Dehumanizing Institution Current Lecture I. The Enslaved Lay the Foundations of the American Economy  Uncle Tom’s Cabin o Classic novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe o Enslaved Christian martyr Tom transcends enslavement through good works and eventually a beating o Tom loves his fellow slaves as much as his white owners o “Uncle Tom” came to characterize as an African American who loved whites and betrayed blacks  Today: Many black Americans are looking closely at historical meaning of slavery and the live of people who were enslaved  Slaves supplied foundation of American economy in three ways o (1) Basic commodity in New England-West India trade o (2) Workers producing agricultural commodities for market o (3) Property  Atlantic Slave Trade made any mercantile fortune  Slaves grew crops that Americans exported  Slaves were property that could be bought and sold  Slaves fed American and British economies and made industrial revolution possible in both countries  Vast majority of slave owners = white  19th century Southern slave based economy o Created gaps in wealth and poverty These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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