Civil War: The Slave Economy



At its core, slavery was an economic system. Closer inspection reveals it to be one of enormous inequity, with a surprisingly small percentage of Southerners owning the majority of slaves and controlling affairs well beyond their numbers. Students will learn about the geographic elements of the Slave South Students will learn about the diversity of the slave economy Students will learn about the diversity of slave distribution and ownership This is 1 of 27 lessons in the unit.

Material Type:
Curriculum Unit
Grade Level:
3, 4, 5
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s), Expansion, Industrialization & Reform (1801-1861), Civil War & Reconstruction (1850-1877)
United States, North America
Time Period:
1754-1820, 1801-1861, 1850-1877