Learning Activities for American Crucible

The following contain exercises that help learners understand topics such as the economics of slavery in the American South, political context before and during the Civil War, social mores and standards of the era, crime and punishment, and so forth.

Introduction: Economics of Slavery in the United States

Chapter 0 Activities: Freedom from Slavery in Prison

Chapter 1 Activities: The Commitment of Captain James Wade to the Adams County Almshouse

Chapter 2 Activities: The Biggs Family’s Farm Value

Chapter 3: Activities: Meet Jennie Wade, Wes Culp, and Others

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