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clipper ship a fast sailing ship with slender lines tall masts, and large square sails
telegraph a device or system that uses electric signals to transmit messages by code over wires
morse code a system for transmitting messages that uses a series of dots and dashes to represent the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation
trade union organization of workers with the same trade or skill
strike a stopping of work by workers to force an employer to meet demands
prejudice an unfair opinion not based on facts
famine an extreme shortage of food
discrimination unfair treatment of a group; unequal treatment because of a person's race, religion, ethnic backrond, or place of birth
nativist a person who favors those born in his country and is opposed to immigrants
cotton gin a machine that removed seeds from cotton fiber
capital money for investment
yeoman southern owner of a small farm who did not have enslaved people
tenant farmer farmer who works land owned by another and pays rent either in cash or crops
spiritul an African american religious folk song
slave codes laws passed in the southern states that controlled and restricted enslaved people
overseer person who supervises a large operation or its workers
literacy ability to read and write
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