define “ compulsory free labor .” utilizing information H u m a n i t i e s
(2 to 3 paragraphs) Textbook Question: Textbook Ch 16 (ANSWER BELOW QUESTION USING THIS SOURCE)
- What guarantees are indicated in the Fourteenth amendment to the Constitution? What guarantee is made in the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution? What is the significance of these amendments?
(2 to 3 paragraphs) Answer one of the questions on the Mississippi Black Codes (ANSWER ONE QUESTION FROM BELOW): Black Codes of Mississippi
2.What kind of labor systems evolved in Union occupied areas of the South during the Civil War? What similarities to these new labor systems do you see in the Mississippi Black Code?
3.What was the economic purpose of the black codes? Why did Southern white farmers believe that they needed this type of arrangement?
4.Using the Mississippi Black Code, define “compulsory free labor.” Utilizing information from the Code and the textbook, on what grounds would you criticize this system if you were a freedman?
5.Does this black code provide for the welfare and protection of the children of freedmen? What were some of the grounds on which freedmen could be indicted in the Mississippi Black Code?
6.In what ways is the system proposed in the Mississippi Black code preferable to the situation portrayed by Wells in her pamphlet?
(2 to 3 paragraphs) Answer one of the questions on the Last Seen website (ANSWER ONE QUESTION FROM BELOW): Last Seen: Finding Family after Slavery
1.Read the first ten “want ads” from the Last Seen sight, what commonalities stand out to you? How about differences?
2.What conclusions can you reach regarding the lives of Freemen during the decades after the Civil War? Does the length of time since the war have any impact on the wording of the message?
3.A few of the ten narratives appeared in Northern newspapers; what possibilities can you discern based on such information regarding the sender of the message? Are these an exercise in futility for the family members seeking their relatives?