January 13, 2011
Slavery ID’s 7-12
Who: Escaped slaves, Abolitionists, Slaves.
What: The Underground Railroad was an unorganized group of freed slaves that helped slaves get to the north for freedom.
Where: All over the south.
Why: The underground Railroad was started the help slaves escape to freedom in the North.
Who: Escaped slave.
What: She was one of the most famous persons involved in the Underground Railroad.
Where: The south.
Why: Harriet Tubman freed over 100,000 slaves, in order to end slavery.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Who: Harriet Beecher Stowe, author.
What: An anti-slavery book, published during the Civil War.
Where: Based in the south.
Why: The book was written in an attempt to abolish slavery, and also bring to light how salves were being treated.
Who: Dread Scott was a former slave who sued for his freedom.
What: He sued for his freedom.
Why: Dread Scott sued for his freedom because although slavery had been abolished, African-American’s were still considered (and treated) like property.
Atlantic Slave Trade
Who: African’s and European’s.
What: The slave trade that brought people over from West Africa.
When: During the 16th and 19th centuries.
Where: West Africa, the Atlantic Ocean.
Why: Europeans wanted free labor, so they went to West Africa and brought back slaves.
Who: People in the north, abolitionist.
What: Abolition was a movement to stop slavery.
Where: The United States.
Why: To abolish, or get rid of, slavery in the United States.
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