Clipper ship- Ship with sleek hulls and tall sails that "clipped" time from long journeys
Telegraph- a device that used electric signals to send messages.
Morse code- a system of dots and dashes that represent the alphabet.
trade union- group of workers with the same trade, or skill.
strike- a work stoppage by employees as a protest against and employer.
prejudice- an unfair opinion not based on facts.
discrimination- unfair treatment
famine- an extreme shortage of food.
nativist- person opposed to immigration.
productivity- a measure of how much a worker can produce with a given amount of time and effort.
Domestic slave trade- the trade of enslaved people among the states of the united states.
Yeoman- farmer who owns a small farm.
overseer- plantation manager.
Spiritual- an African american religious folk song.
slave code- laws in a southern state that controlled enslaved people.
underground railroad- a system of cooperation to aid and house the enslaved people who had escaped.
literacy- the ability to read and write.
revival- religious meeting
utopia- community based on a vision of the perfect society
temperance- drinking little or no alcohol
normal school- state-supported school for training high school graduates to become teachers.
Civil disobedience- refusing to obey laws considered unjust
abolitionist- person who sought the end of slavery in united states in the early 1800s
suffrage- the right to vote
coeducation- the teaching of males and females together
Created with images by City of Boston Archives - "Tall Ships in Boston Harbor"
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