RESEARCH PAPER ASSIGNMENT
Slavery was a peculiar institution. Not only was it an economical institution, but it also had a far reaching and perplexing psychological impact. Explain the behavior of the slaves covering the historical and psychological perspectives:
a. Why were plantation masters surprised by the defections of their most trusted slaves? Give at least three examples of some of the defections.
b. When the Union army grew closer to the plantations, what changes in the conduct of slaves took place?
c. When slaves flocked to the Union soldiers, how were they treated? What did the Union soldiers to do them?