Race and Ethnicity

Topics: Slavery in the United States, Slavery, American Civil War Pages: 7 (834 words) Published: January 29, 2013
Race notes-sep.18

* Southern slavery
* Age of flexibility (1619-1680)
* South Carolina
Slave Majority
* Slave codes

-status of the mother

-chattel slavery-slaves are not even people, no rights


After the revolutionary war:
Economics- economy based on agriculture in south, so slaves are key

Land expansion

Property rights

Scientific racism
* carl Linnaeus

Haitian revolution (1791-1804) scares americans -Toussaint L’ouverture

Scientific Racism
Africans-slow, relaxed, negligent, to be called blacks
Native americans- to be called red, eager,
Europeans- pale, muscular, swift, clever, inventive

Abolition in the north
* Gradual emancipation
* Immediate emancipation_ only Massachusetts did this

* End of atlantic slave trade (1808)
* Self perpetuating slave population

Antbellum Slavery (1800-1865)
The peculiar Institution

Task slavery- when u give your slaves a you
Gang slavery
Plantation slavery
Slaver quaerer

Hierarchy of management
Planter- owns plantation
Absentee planter-does not live there
Overseer-don’t work for more than two years at any plantation- has weapons Driver- overseers right hand man- makes sure everyones doing their job- has no weapons

Types of crops
* Sugar
* Cotton
* Tobacco
* Indigo
* rice

Henry box brown- slave, wife and kids get sold, his new lifes mission is to escape, get job, make money, and buy back his wife and child Carpenter builds him a box, he wants to be mailed to philly

Abolition-American anti slavery society (1833)
-Sojourner Truth
-“Aren’t I a woman?”

William Lloyd garrison- Pro-Abolitionist
-“The Liberator”
Immediate, Non-Compensated Abolition

Free Blacks in the South
-Black Slave Owners
-Richards Family_ Had sugar Plantations- 150 slaves-lousiana -Antoine Dubuclet- Louisiana-had about 150 slaves-before civil war, was wealthiest black in the south


Emancipation Proclamation- Abe says “if slaves of confederacy are not freed by 1863, they will become free.” Doesn’t actually do anything, but makes clear of his objective. With end of civil war, 4 million slaves are “technically” freed


13th amendment- Ends slavery in the U.S. and its territories 14th amendment- grants citizenship to blacks (only men)
15th amendment- Black men have the right to vote

Southern Backlash

Economic Backlash
-Sharecropping(outlawed in 1900)
-Tenant Farming
-Vagrancy Laws

The Great Migrations: Moving out of the south
* Post civil war migration
* Industral Revoltion Migration (1880)
* WWI Migration (1911-1930)

* One million African americans move back north

* Black institutions:

- businesess
-Madame C.J. Walker- first African American millionaire -Harlem Renaissance

WWII Migration (1939)
* Tuskegee Airmen
* 91st Infantry Division
* 2 million African Americans move north

Civil Rights
* The civil rights act of 1964
* The voting rights act (1965)

Irish in the US

* Who comes?
* Anchor immigrant
* Chain migration
* Lean-tos
* Tenement buildings

1st ethnic group to ever have laws against their immigration. Also, they are the first people who were banned from coming to America.

Chinese in China.
* Silk road
* Divisions within china- topography, Family divisions
* Guadong or Canton province
Push factors
* Government- Qing dynasty
* Overpopulation
* Imperialistm-box rebellion (1899-1901)
* Weather- period of drought, followed by period of flood-Tsunami * War and rebellion
* Chinese in the USA
* Pull Factors-Gold rush- Gum saan
* 300,000 came to America
Chinese in America
* Chinatown, san fransisco
* Work:
* Gold miners-foreign miner’s tax
* Domestics
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