“The Old South” and Slavery – Essay
Working closely with the sources in “The Old South,” write an 8-10 page paper addressing the following: Historian Mark Smith writes, “Myriad, multiple, and plural though the Old South was, one institution stood at its center and defined virtually all social, economic, political, and cultural arrangements. That institution was black slavery” (p. 4). How did the institution of slavery shape WHITE southerners’ experiences, behaviors, and values? How did it shape the SLAVES’ experiences, behaviors, and values?
****In a paper, critically assess Smith’s argument that slavery generated “a southern cultural and social identity that was a product of the BRAIDING OF WHITE AND BLACK CULTURE
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