A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration Test | Final Test - Hard

Steven Hahn
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Black misgivings were often confirmed at a local level, where some Populists resorted to ____________.

2. Many areas of the world suffered a/an ___________ in the 1870s and again in the 1890s.

3. ___________ in the United States shouldered the burden of industrial development.

4. Many Klans believed that teaching school was a front for _____________ objectives.

5. The __________ movement was one of the most successful challenges to the Democratic Party rule in the rural South.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many slaves began to simply rebel against their masters, taking their freedom into their own hands.

Part 1: Why do you think slaves felt they needed to resort to violence in some cases to obtain their freedom?

Part 2: How might you have escaped your master if you wanted to be free?

Part 3: Do you think it would have been more effective to sit down and talk with a slave owner about obtaining freedom? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Slavery is a hot topic, no matter who you talk to. Everyone has an opinion about slavery of the past and how it affects the modern world.

Part 1: How do you feel about the institution of slavery in the past?

Part 2: Do you think slavery is still alive and well today? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you feel about slavery today?

Essay Topic 3

Hahn focuses on a larger period of time in this book, hoping to seek a broad understanding of the political struggles and developments.

Part 1: Do you think it was a good idea to focus on such a large period of time? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think Hahn might have been more effective focusing on a shorter period of time? Why or why not?

Part 3: Did you feel Hahn's book succeeded in accomplishing its overall goal? Why or why not?

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