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    Slavery In The Old South

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    In the Old South, the act of slavery was routine, with many slaves and slaveholders whom affected much of the U.S. population. The author of the narrative, Frederick Douglass, was born into slavery, and travelled much of the South due to being traded from plantation to plantation. Culture in the corrupt Old South affected slaves and slaveholders in many ways: morally, socially, and economically. Although the slaves accomplished impressive amounts of work, the negative effects of the harsh trade outweighed the positive effects. For many of the Old South, the idea of slavery did not seem cruel, as they viewed blacks as “less than human,” and believed their slaves were treated well, with some even teaching them to read and write. An example of this demonstrated in The…

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    Next was Old South, New South, or Down South? Florida and the Modern Civil Rights Movement which is a collection of scholarly essays that reassesses Florida's response to the modern civil rights movement. The core argument within these essays is that Florida's answer to the modern civil rights movement was basically no different from that of any other former states of the Confederacy. Contrary to popular opinion, Florida was not more mild on the subject of race relations than its southern…

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    Old South Symbolism

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    In this story the author Faulkner uses Emily and her house as a symbol of the old South. In this story Emily’s house and how the people in town treat her is resembling the past and the South. Her house used to be on the best street in the town and the house itself used to be decorated extravagantly. Now it is an industrial area with gas stations and buildings are all around it and the house is out of place just like the South's old values are out of place in this changing society. The house …

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    Consequently, he enrolls at the University of Mississippi with a special provision for war veterans even though he did not complete high school. By 1920 Faulkner drops out during the fall semester but keeps contributing for The Mississippian with reviews, poems, and prose pieces. In “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner describes the Southern lifestyle through the unknown first-person narrator (Padgett). “A Rose for Emily,” is a short story written in non-chronological order with a Gothic…

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    split nation over the perception of slavery. North wanted to eradicate slavery and South wanted to validate slavery this was an on-going battle for many years. Most of the slaves were placed in the south where slavery was prevailing and the southern economy was booming. Unlike, the North they did not have many slaves as the South did. Therefore, this led to the North constituting the Abolition Movement which was an intended movement to abrogate slavery once and for all. Consequently, the South…

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    This historical analysis will define the incogent argument for the thesis of the “primal nature of honor” in the patriarchal behaviors of the antebellum South in Honor and Violence in The Old South by Bertram Wyatt-Brown. The notion of “honor” is the primary thesis for Wyatt-Brown’s (1986) argument that southern plantation culture was dominated by a patriarchal system of behaviors defined through family and sexual conduct. Wyatt-Brown actually presents the causation for southern behaviors…

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    Slavery in the Old South was a big business; slavery was seen was something ordinary. The Old South was the southern states in the United States before the Civil war. There were countless of slaves at the time, but few managed to make noticeable accomplishments and became well-known. William Harvey Carney had been born a slave in Virginia in the year 1840 and died in 1908. William’s father had bought the freedom of his wife and his son. The Carney family had moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts,…

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    After reading Drew Faust’s book James Henry Hammond and the Old South, I agree that is a far more than suitable text upon which to end the semester. It is does indeed, bring together all of the themes and ideas we have discussed so far in this class. James Henry Hammond lived an interesting lifestyle and it was one that could have only occurred in the Old South. By examining the writings and of both Anthony S. Parent and Joshua D. Rothman respectively, it becomes clear to see how Hammond…

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    This paper will talk about three different interpretations of the art piece "Old Kentucky Home, Life in the South" by Eastman Johnson. To prove that, urban and rural scenes will be discussed along with the ethnic community described. This art piece has many themes with the piece, some having to do with people, place, and historical events such as the civil war. According to many authors, Eastman Johnson was one of the most successful painters in the 19th Century. His career got started by…

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    “They would become the ministers, the professors, or the college administrators in the future generations” (p. 3). Throughout history, the time period of the Old South, has been thought to be uncommonly poor in the area of knowledge and uneducated. However, it has been proven and placed throughout many pieces of literature, that the Old South was predominately strong in knowledge. as is demonstrated throughout Robert F. Paces’ Halls of Honor: College Men in the Old South. Through this book…

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