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Unformatted text preview: a. Very few revolts (historians claim slaves must have been happy) b. Nat Turner- 1831- skilled carpenter slave in Virginia; dreamed that God told him to rise up and rebel against his masters organized a revolt and killed his master and master’s family (spread to other plantations and 60 people were killed) 50 slaves were tried and 20 were hanged c. Denmark Vessey- 1822- South Carolina; free black man who organized a slave rebellion through 5 years of planning an informant told on him right before the revolt took place Vessey and 36 others were excecuted d. Other forms of resistance: i. Murder 1. Poisoning (masters feared being poisoned by their slaves) ii. Sabotage (leaving gates open, burning barns, injuring horses, etc.) iii. Theft of valuables iv. “Soldiering”- slowing work so that things don’t get done v. Running away- only safe way to go was North IV. Social Culture...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HY 120 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '08