History 100 Lecture 9 Urban Slavery.docx

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Lecture 9 American students are generally aware of the conditions of plantation slavery, however, when introduced to the subject of urban slavery they are quite surprised. Slaves were a reasonably large portion of the populations of cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlestown, and New Orleans. Urban slavery presented its own form of oppression in the lives of enslaved black people, it did however, present opportunities for social and economic class. Those opportunities were somewhat protected in New Amsterdam under Dutch, but when Dutch became British New York, the conditions of slavery became more harsh. Slaves were relied on to protect the colony and serve as public executioners 1682: it became illegal for more than 4 slaves to meet together on their own time 1702: that number was reduced to 3 To ensure enforcement they assigned a “negro whipper” to flog violators Slave ownership was not limited to the wealthy, urban slaves less arduous tasks than those that were on plantations
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  • Spring '16
  • J. Skirry

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