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The Unfinished Nation: Chapter 11 Cotton, Slavery, and The
Chapter 11 Main Themes:
effect of short-staple cotton's rise on the economic development of the
South, and the impact this enthroning of "King Cotton" had on
subsequent Southern social and political development.
class and gender dynamics of Southern white society, in both myth and
character of the different varieties of the South's "peculiar
institution," and African-American's various forms of resistance to
separate culture of African-American slavery, and how it manifested itself
in religion, music, language, and family life.
A thorough study of Chapter 11 should enable the student to
expansion of short-staple cotton throughout the South, and the role it
played in shaping the "Southern way of life."
workings of trade and industry under the southern agricultural system.
structure and founding myths of Southern plantation society, and the role
enslaved people played in that society.
forms of active and passive resistance African-Americans engaged in to
combat slavery in the Old South.
culture of African-American slavery, as expressed through religion, music,
language, and family life.
continuing historical debate over the South, its "peculiar
institution," and the effects of enslavement
on the blacks.
in the economic system of the Old South who marketed plantersí crops.
act of freeing a slave.
Paternalism:†† A surrogate father-child relationship
between master and slave that became a vital instrument of white control in the
Planter:†† A term used to identify one of those
southerners whose combination of land and slaves was such that they stood out
as the prominent staple producers in their area. A social as well as an
economic designation, it was used to identify the agricultural elite in the