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Mohammed W. Makda 24B Date: 1/30/2011 UGC 211 Spring 2011 Assignment # 14 Zinn Chapter # 3 1) A lively fear that servants would join with the Negroes or Indians to overcome the small number of masters. 2) Finish the phrase “… the blacks were not submissive, and as their numbers grew, the prospect of slave rebellion grew. 3) Zinn talks about whites running off to join Indian tribes. When Indians captured in battle were given the choice they almost never decided to join the whites. 4) New York had the largest slave population in the North, and there was some contact between the blacks and the Indians, as in 1712 when Africans and Indians joined in an insurrection. 5) The Creeks and the Cherokees harbored runaway slaves by hundreds. 6) Bacon’s rebellion took place in 1676 in the state of Virginia. Joining of forced of black
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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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