Slavery and Resistance
Civil War Series
About the Project
Lecture 2, Slavery and Resistance, traces the emergence and development of slavery in the U.S. from colonial origins to the Civil War.
A particular focus is on the dramatic geographic and numerical growth of slavery as the South’s plantation-based “peculiar institution” after the invention of the cotton gin in 1793, including the lives of the enslaved.
The Underground Railroad Course Modules
Routes and Directions
Activists, Laws and Politics
Activists in the Midwest
Activists in the East
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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.