Unformatted text preview: slaves and white servants made the rebellion fearsome for the rulers of that colony. 7) In 1698, South Carolina, passed a “deficiency law” requiring plantation owners to have at least one white servant for every six male adult Negroes. 8) Zinn spoke of racism becoming more useful and practical. Edmund Morgan stated that racism separates free whites from dangerous black slaves by a screen of racial contempt. 9) The Virginia Assembly, after Bacon’s Rebellion, gave amnesty to white servants, who had rebelled, but not to blacks. 10) “Those upper classes, to rule needed to make concessions to the middle class, without damage to their wealth or power, at the expense of slaves, Indians, and poor whites....
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- Spring '08
- Slavery in the United States, Bacon’s Rebellion, dangerous black slaves