After a couple of days out, I was back with you today to discuss slavery and the ways historians collect and interpret historical data on slavery. After group debriefing Chapter 12, we looked at large scale data on slavery as a way of challenging the traditional image that large numbers of people in the south were slave owners and that most enslaved people lived and worked on large plantations that held many slaves.
After discussing our findings from the data, we turned to the more personal and individual side by reading and examining three different slave narratives. We discussed what historians can gather from slave narratives and the potential pitfalls while using this type of information as well.
Tonight you need to finish any work from while I was gone and your Chapter 11 notes. You should also be working on the reading selection and pre-write for Thursday's scored discussion. You can find all of the documents you need for the discussion prep under Period 5 at the top of the webpage.