Unit 3 (chapters 10-11)

Unit 3 – Economic Transformation and Sectionalism

Online Resources:

National Park Service - Resources and information about the cotton mills of Lowell, MA -

American Slave Narratives -

Information about plantation life and slavery on Robert E. Lee's plantation -

Textbook questions:

Chapter 10:
  1. List and explain the major factors contributing to economic growth and explain how changes in transportation were of critical importance.
  2. Define the term industrialization and identify the parts of the United States where industrialization took hold between 1830 and 1860.
  3. Define separate spheres and explain the reasons for its development, its flexibility, and its effects on middle-class life.
  4. Describe urban class structure and compare it to rural class structure.
  5. Discuss the contribution of nontangible factors to economic growth.

Chapter 11:
  1. Distinguish several geographic regions and the main crops; then describe the socioeconomic class variations of slave-holding patterns in the Old South.
  2. Explain the distribution of slaveholders and non-slaveholders in the South.
  3. Describe the burdens of slavery from the perspective of the slaveholders and explainfive ways in which they justified slavery.
  4. Describe a typical day on the plantation for slave men and women, both in the house and in the fields.
  5. Explain the nature of black family life and culture in the slave quarters, including how religion, music, and folklore gave the slaves a sense of identity and self-esteem.
  6. List five ways in which the slaves protested and resisted their situation.
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