Chapter 14 & 15 Vocab For cook from moster burk

Clipper Ship

Ships with sleek hulls and tall sails that "clipped" time from long journeys.

Telegraph

A device that used electrical signals to send messages.

Morse Code

A system of dots and dashes that represents the alphabet.

Trade Union

Group of workers with the same trade, or skill.

Strike

A worker stoppage by employees as a protest against an employer.

Prejudice

An unfair opinion 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 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 enslaved people who had escaped.

Literacy

The ability to read and write.

Revival

Religious meeting.

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