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Antebellum Years

plantation system large estate or farm on which crops are raised, whose workers live on site
cotton gin a machine that separates the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of the cotton
Eli Whitney inventor of the cotton gin
subsistence farms growing and keeping of crops in order to survive
antebellum the period in the United States before the American Civil War
sectionalism loyalty to one's region or area
Denmark Vessey a former slave who bought his freedom and secretly planned a slave revolt in Charleston and nearby plantaions
slave codes laws passed to restrict the movement of and punish slaves
abolitionist person who favored the end of slavery
emancipate to free
Nat Turner led the most violent slave revolt in the U.S.
Sarah and Angelina Grimke sisters from Charleston who participated in the abolitionist movement
The Liberator an anti-slavery newspaper written be William Lloyd Garrison
Created by: perribryant