On a plantation, the position responsible for managing the agricultural production in every way was the _______.
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Moses Grandy describes the conditions under which slaves lived in the American South. Which of the following was a reason he gave for not escaping to freedom?
– A South Carolina planter and governor- Famously proclaimed, “Cotton is King,” in a speech to the U.S. Senate in 1858
– The wife of a Charleston, S.C.- Planter and politician- The diaries she kept during the Civil War are acclaimed for their insight into Southern society of the time.
– Slave who escaped to freedom in 1838- Became one of the most effective voices for abolition and equal rights
– A free black from New York- Was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery- Upon achieving his freedom in 1853, he wrote the memoir, Twelve Years a Slave
– This plantation blacksmith planned a slave revolt at Richmond, VA, in 1800 that ended in his execution along with 26 other conspirators.
– A Haitian-born slave driver- Led a large revolt near New Orleans in 1811 that grew to 200 participants and was put down with widespread slaughter of slaves
– Black preacher- Led a bloody slave revolt in southeast Virginia in 1831 that resulted in the deaths of nearly 60 whites, his execution and that of dozens of slaves
– Free black man- Was hanged along with dozens of others in 1821 for organizing a slave rebellion aimed at capturing Charleston, SC
– In many articles and two books, he defended slavery as a more natural and humane state – for whites as well as blacks — than being a wage laborer.
– Editor of an influential weekly newspaper that called for the development of industry and shipping in the South.
Cotton-producing region, relying predominantly on slave labor, that spanned from North Carolina west to Louisiana and reached as far north as southern Illinois.
Insurrection in rural Virginia led by black overseer Nat Turner, who killed slave owners and their families; in turn, federal troops indiscriminately killed hundreds of slaves in the process of putting down Turner and his rebels.
Region covering western Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, where low land prices and fertile soil attracted hundreds of thousands of settlers after the American Revolution.