Slaves and Slave Owners

When the "New World" needed cheap labor for its plantations, slave traders kidnapped Africans from their home villages. A "triangle trade" system forever changed the lives of an entire people. Explore this collection to learn what those slaves endured, and discover stories of other types of slavery such as forced labor camps in the Soviet GULAG.

Slaves and Slave Owners Chapters

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes

Slaves and Slave Owners Learning Tasks

Determining point of view

Analyzing the use of source material

Analyzing and evaluating an argument

Inferring the Author's Meaning

Tracing and Evaluating the Author's Evidence

Slaves and Slave Owners Audios

This radio play, starring Orson Welles as Captain Bligh, was broadcast via the Campbell Playhouse on January 13, 1939.

Slaves and Slave Owners Audio Narrations

Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, understood several Native-American languages.

After Abe Lincoln was elected President, in 1860, Southerners began to secede from the Union.

Writers of children's stories, who also abhorred slavery, wrote books to paint a vivid picture of American chattel slavery.

Sickened by the slave trade, William Wilberforce begins a 20-year quest to end the practice.

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