SOCIOL 2R03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Cuban Americans, Class Conflict, Oscar Lewis

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Ontario (then a colony of upper canada) ended slavery in 1793. The declining significance of race - william julius wilson. History of the plantation economy and racial. Caste system (there was no room to move up and/or out ) Life experiences and chances of african americans were largely dictated by their racial designation (caste/ethnic/racial divisions) system- no room for upwards mobility. 2) industrial expansion, class conflict, racial oppression. Last quarter of the 19thc and continues until new deal era of 1930s. Competitive labour relations combined with racial exclusion to leave african americans the most vulnerable of workers seeking a foothold at the bottom of occupational hierarchy. Wilson asserts the life chances of black americans are more strongly tied to the disadvantaged social class portion of many poor and working class blacks in a changing economy than to their race. Role of thomas jefferson : knew slavery was immoral but was conflicted on course of action.

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