MASTERLESS MEN AND WOMEN: POOR WHITES AND SLAVERY IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

HOW DID SLAVERY IMPACT POOR WHITES DURING THE ANTEBELLUM AND POST-BELLUM PERIODS?

Objectives:

SWBAT analyze, evaluate, source and annotate excerpted primary and secondary source text based on the book Masterless Men:  Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt (2017) toward skill building or the AP American History Exam.

Citations:

BOOK:  Merritt, Keri Leigh. Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South. Cambridge University Press, 2017 (Pgs. 1-37, 323-339)

RUBRIC:  Reflections Writing Rubric – Tools for Assessment; Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence – Carnegie Mellon

http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessments

ARTICLE: Is Economic Despair What’s Killing Middle-Aged White Americans? – Alana Semuels (March 2017)

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/economic-despair/520473/

Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)