Read Chapter 9
14 Points respond to the Comment Prompt, 6 Points come back and EFFECTIVELY and CRITICALLY respond to a classmates' comments.
What were the socio-economic structures supporting and justifying slavery?
What is Zinn's argument about why the the U.S. government supported slavery?
How did freedom finally come in Zinn's perspective?
Why did freedom not come through widespread rebellion?
What did Zinn suggest might have happen if slaves had
been allowed to rebel?
What did Zinn mean when he referred to a generalized class movement?
Was the Emancipation Proclamation what you have always though it to be? Where did it come up short?
If you were told that Abraham Lincoln would not have freed the slaves had the South not seceded and gone to war, that Lincoln did not free the slaves in the border states and that it was also suggested to you that Lincoln was willing to compromise on the slave issue with the South early on in the war to make peace with them and save the Union, how might this change you perspective of Lincoln the Great Emancipator vs. Lincoln the Politician?