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9-21-10 - Virginia•Didn’t legalize slavery until 20 yrs...

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Unformatted text preview: 9-21-10Virginia•Didn’t legalize slavery until 20 yrs after Massachussetts (even though first colony)oVA – tobacco, Capitalism•When NC was established the institution of slavery already written into…Salem Witch Trials•TitubaWas first portrayed as a Native American and later she was portrayed as a black womanoVirginia.edu – salem witch trialsoWhy is Tituba blackThere was a big difference in being black and whiteTreated differentlyoBlackness began to be associated with….•Native Americans didn’t make the point in contemporary American society that a black person would in the story/piece he wrote “The Cruicible”oThis changed the reality of our history and makes us look at history incorrectly•Salem is a place we look at incorrectly in history•Lesson learned from Salem when typical student thinks about itoAll modern witches go back to Salem•Salem WitchesoIf witch in Salem and you confessed to being one then you were executed by being hanged until they were deadoOne person was pressed with rocks on his chest until oDoesn’t teach us a lesson in women persecutionoNot one person that confessed to being a witch was executedoThe only people that were executed were those that did not confess and then were found guiltyoNone were burned to death – all hung if executedoSince Tituba (NA witch of Salem) confessed she was not executedTo get blame off your side she had to blame someone else•Blamed all kinds of WHITE people of the be-witching•Didn’t want to accuse other Native Americans••July of 1692 (whole ordeal began in March)oGirls started accusing very widelyOne of people accused was also from Barbados (where … dad had just gotten back from)oOne of the Barbados natives accused was CandyCandy was actually black woman brought to Salem by her mistressSide note: “New Orleans should be thought of as one of the most Northern colonies of the Carribean” as referred by people in New Orleans when professor was thereoWeb of mercantilism going on at the time:oCandy picked up in Barbados and dropped off in SalemIn the house of Margaret HawkesAccused of being a witch by these Paris girls and their friendsDid something amazing???...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course AFAM 101 taught by Professor Mcmillan during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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9-21-10 - Virginia•Didn’t legalize slavery until 20 yrs...

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