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Br’er Rabbit stories – American literature

By |2019-02-23T13:43:56-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|

The printing press of the Cherokee Advocate in the 1800s, which first printed a Br'er Rabbit story (the Tar Baby) Why is he called Br'er Rabbit? Br'er Rabbit is short for "Brother Rabbit". He's a rabbit who tricks people. But sometimes he gets tricked himself! Br'er Rabbit is a lot like the African [...]

Mississippians and American history

By |2018-11-20T10:05:20-07:00August 13th, 2017|History, Native American|

Excavation of a house at Joara The Little Ice Age The people who lived in the lower Mississippi valley (modern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama) were not doing so well around 1500 AD. The Little Ice Age of the 1400s, or some other crisis, had weakened their economic and political system. But they were farming corn and beans and [...]

Sharecroppers and cotton – American History

By |2018-04-18T18:43:37-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, North America|

Sharecroppers and cotton: Cotton pickers in the 1800s AD Slavery and the cotton gin The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 AD made it possible for enslaved people to produce cotton cheaply enough so cotton was now the cheapest kind of cloth. Tens of thousands of black people worked hard as slaves [...]