TEXT

The Land We Love (1866)

This page from a monthly magazine contains a table about slavery in the South.
Author
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Grade Level

This text is part of the Teaching Hard History Text Library and aligns with Key Concept 2.

land we love
Source
This text is in the public domain. Retrieved from http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p249901coll37/id/13695/rec/102.
Text Dependent Questions
  1. Question
    Which state had the largest free population?
    Answer
    Virginia
  2. Question
    Which state had the largest enslaved population?
    Answer
    Virginia
  3. Question
    According to the text, which two states had the lowest population density in 1860?
    Answer
    Texas and Florida
  4. Question
    What major event happened after the census of 1860 that might make the numbers less reliable?
    Answer
    The Civil War
  5. Question
    Given the publication date, to whom do you think “we” in the title refers?
    Answer
    Answers will vary and may state that “we” means white slave owners.
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