– At the end of chapter 2, Zinn concludes: “We see now a complex web of historical threads to ensnare blacks for slavery in America: the desperation of starving settlers, the special helplessness of the displaced African, the powerful incentive of profit for slave trader and planter, the temptation of superior status for poor whites, the elaborate controls against escape and rebellion, the legal and social punishment of black and white collaboration.”
What is Zinn’s evidence or supporting points for each part of his thesis?
In two-to-three sentences describe and explain Zinn’s evidence for each “historical thread” – from #2 through #6. Present Zinn’s evidence in complete sentences, include laws, rebellions, actions, or other historical events that Zinn utilizes.
Example for #1