Mintz, Ch. 5 & 6

1. Describe and analyze the coping strategies used by slave parents and their children. Did the need for these strategies change or end with emancipation? Why? Why not?

2. Explore the role(s) of dependence and independence in the lives of enslaved children.

3. What effects did the Civil War have on families and children? Do you think these effects continued after hostilities ended? How? Why?