tobacco plant on James River.
Gained freedom and property, had
Laws tightened and all that
Anthony Johnson had earned was
taken away from him based on
Europeans took at least 6 million
Africans to the Americas.
attempted suicide or died from
branded & manacled below deck &
crowded like corpses in coffins.
Trips lasted anywhere from 4-8
Africans freedoms & lives in Africa
were terminated once captured for
Names, relationships &
social standing were all wiped from
Africans began working alongside
whites in fields (still outnumbered
Blacks could be purchased
more readily and cheaper than
The supply of white
servants from England dried up
English colonists in North America
copied European rivals in the New
Slavery was very common
and no 17th century whites
questioned the morality of it.
Blacks couldn't testify in court,
engage in community activity, hold
property, participate in politics,
congregate, travel w/o permission,
or legally marry/be parents.
Stripped of human status, defined
as property, and lost all legal
essential to maintaining meaning &
dignity in a life of degrading toil.
Most rebellion was subtle:
breaking tools, pretending illness,
dragging out jobs, etc.
Religion and family played central
Masters weren't happy to see
slaves exposed to Christianity - the
teachings might undermine
Christianity a source of resistance
Evangelicalism added to African
rebirth, music, dancing, shouting,
singing, etc. characterized slaves'
creative mingling of West African &
Forced to surrender a lg. stock of
guns & accept English law.
Organized a resistance movement.
Died in battle & had head
displayed in Plymouth for 25 yrs.
An entire generation of young men
had been nearly annihilated.
survivors, including women and
kids, were sold into West Indian
Detested Indian policy of Gov.
Groups of frontiersmen
used and incident w/ a local tribe
as an excuse to attack
Susquehannocks for land.
attacked friendly & hostile Indians.
Gov. put Bacon on trial.