A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Steven Hahn
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Prologue Looking Out From Slavery

* Extraordinary people did extraordinary things in difficult circumstances.

* Focusing on too small of time periods is not sufficient, according to the author.

* African Americans contributed to the formation of a new political nation.

* African Americans exposed the relationship between labor and democracy.

Part 1, Chapter 1 Of Chains and Threads

* Lincoln's victory was thought to bring freedom to slaves.

* There was great diversity in antebellum South slavery.

* During the mid-19th century, slave-master relationships changed.

* Southern slaveholders tried to encourage and organize communities.

* Slave revolts still took place in some areas.

* Rumors of slave insurrection ran across the South.

Part 1, Chapter 2 The Choked Voices of a Race at Last Unloosed

* Political inclusion of women and blacks was ignored.

* Slaveholders and slaves thought the Republican party to be hostile toward slavery.

* Slave rebellions began.

* Military personnel were prohibited from returning slaves to owners.

* Black self-management began...

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