Chapter 2 : ” Drawing the Color Line”
1) Many proponents of slavery justified the institution of slavery on the fact that slavery had always occurred in Africa (pg27). How does Zinn deal with this justification. Do you agree is disagree?
2) On pg 23, Zinn writes, ” There is not a country in world history in which racism has been more important. for so long a time, as the United States.” Using evidence from the chapter (laws,treatment,slave rebellions, racial attitudes, etc) comment on the validity of this statement.