The struggle for freedom? Chapter 4 ,5, and 6

Read Chapter 4,5,& 6 and answer the two last questions, in each chapter with 1-3 sentences each

This are the last 2 questions for chapter4.

  1. At what point would you say Africans became African Americans in North America? If Africans were “Europeanized,” to what extent were European colonists “Africanized”?
  2. The sources of abolitionism were many. Can you identify them and judge the relative importance of each?

This are the last 2 questions for chapter 5

  1. Despite many calls for the abolition of slavery, the founding fathers shrank from leading the antislavery cause? What were some of the political, social, and economic impediments to ending slavery in the new nation, either in writing the Constitution or by other means?
  2. In what sense might Thomas Peters be considered a “founding father”? If so, in what ways? What might have been the value and/or disadvantages of his decision to encourage former enslaved Africans to return to their African homelands? This are the last 2 questions for chapter 6
    1. Was the spread of slavery in the South inevitable after the invention of the cotton gin and the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory? What arguments can you summon to support or oppose this proposition?
    2. Given the rise of racial hostility to free African Americans and the exhaustion of the antislavery movement in the early nineteenth century, was the “back-to-Africa” movement the best option for free blacks?