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SLAVE TRADE (racism)

  • slave trade wasnt abolished in america till 1865 
  • didnt stop places like alabama having racist attitudes

CIVIL WAR (racism)

  • Between northern united states and eleven southern states
  • the south wanted to keep slavery
  • attitudes did not change in most places- blacks in maycomb dont have education, jobs or opportunities like the white people

KU KLUX KLAN (racism)

  • the klan believed white people were superior
  • although atticus said the klan would never come back the lynch mob outside the jail suggests its still a real threat


  • people like the cunninghams suffering due to the wall street crash
  • walter is stuck in the cycle of poverty
  • affected everyone as it was a…


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