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Unformatted text preview: Terrible Times (movie) 2/3/11 11:19 AM One servant- Anthony Johnson- survived the tough situations of the colony, married, property Later, 3 servants ran away, caught- punishment was servitude for natural life Slavery- OK for non Christians to NON-White 1661= VA legally recognized slavery. Maternal slavery. Slavery defined by race, perpetu- ated through heredity. John- Angola (farm) (third generation of Johnsons in America) without an heir. Free fam- ily, plantation (Angola) disappeared from history and history books. 1698- Royal African Company- right given to free British. England became largest traf- ficker of slaves in Western world. Set wheels in motion. Slavery- an economic Equiano- married English woman, English man though B, captured and sold as a slave. Seized him and his sister without moment to cry out. Stuffed mouths and took them. In- teresting Narrative to a large extent fictional? Narrator (fictional) and commentator (fac- tual)- romanticized Africa? Cowry shells- sold for cowry shells. Faced customs and things he didnt know. The sea, a slave ship waiting for its cargo. Terrified. Slave house- below ground- 1000 slaves. Dungeons into ocean rock. Last memory of Africa. Movie part 2 2/3/11 11:19 AM Situation in south Carolina so bad, people trying to rationalize. Newcomers- rather die than do that. Associating slaves from certain regions with certain characteristics. Angola- hard to deal with. 9/9/1739- Jimmy, marching Angolans (20) marching for St. Augustine. Killed more than 20 people. Mor slaves joined, almost 100. Camped at a river. Wait- ing for others. Slavery changed people. Whites- wanted to get them and punishment to make an example. Fired at them, then displayed heads up on sticks. Stono- concept that black population had to be controlled.. negro act took away what liberties AAs had. Manhattan- 11,000 peoplel, 2,000 black. Able to live normal-ish lives. Until fires start happening. Black men accused. Two executed in public. Caesars body hung in chains until decomposed. Inden- tured servant girl offered freedom to testify against them. 31 b, 4 whites arres- ted in the end. First documented B- Anthony Johnson. Comment from one of the historians- about slavery in the North- see slavery as section- al issue, fair number today see racism as a sectional issue. Slavery very important insti- tution in both regions. RI more than 10 percent enslaved. 20 percent in Manhattan. New England most active participant in NA in slave trade itself. The Low Country- slavery most central in agriculture Chespeake- where it began in NA...
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