Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Vocab

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Vocab
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  1. group of convicts chained together, especially while working outdoors
    chain gang
  2. only store for sharecroppers to buy food, clothing, and farm supplies; usually operated by landowner
    commissary
  3. Civil War governmet formed by the Southern states from 1861-1865 after they seceded from the United States of America
    Confederacy (The Confederate States of America)
  4. president of the Confederacy during the Civil War
    Jefferson Davis
  5. unequal or unfair treatment of an individual or group
    discrimination
  6. black leader and author who encouraged African Americans to take pride in their heritage
    W. E. B. Du Bois
  7. to force a borrower to give up property-usually a house or farm-when paymets to the lender have ot been made
    foreclose
  8. to give all people equal entry to services and public places such as housing, schools, transportation, recreation, etc.
    integrate
  9. group whose members believe in the superiority of white Protestant Americans over other racial, ethnic, and religious groups
    Ku Klux Klan
  10. to kill by mob action; no court of law or legal authority is involved
    lynching
  11. loan given when the borrower promises to give up property-usually a house or land-if loan payments are not made to the bank
    mortgage
  12. groups of whites who terrorize and other minority groups by lynching
    night riders
  13. large farm that uses many workers to grow and harvest one main crop
    plantation
  14. period following the U.S. Civil War, when the defeated South was rebuilt physically, economically, and socially
    Reconstruction (1865-1877)
  15. to separate races or ethnic groups in all aspects of social life such as housing, schools, transportation, recreation, etc.
    segregate
  16. person who farms land owned by someone else and whose payment for working the land is a share of the crop
    sharecropper
  17. phrase to describe African Americans who try to gain acceptance by pleasing whites
    Uncle Tomming (based on the Uncle Tom character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  18. to touch in a loving manner
    caress
  19. deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with a desire to help
    compassion
  20. dealing with a person as though he or she were inferior
    condescending
  21. a gradual increase in loudness or intensity
    crescendo
  22. deserving to be scorned, contemptible
    despicable
  23. in a way that shows great sadness
    despondently
  24. having long trenches or ditches
    furrowed
  25. to make a sharp contortion, or twisting motion, to the face
    grimace
  26. in a brusque or stern manner
    gruffly
  27. unable to move
    immobilized
  28. to wrap or pad in order to deaden the sound of something
    muffle
  29. very particular about trivial details
    persnickety
  30. occurring, growing, or existing before the assigned time
    premature
  31. unresisting, yielding
    resigned
  32. in an ill-at-ease
    self-consciously
  33. unaware;not noticing
    vulnerability

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