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US History Notes Week 3

US History Notes Week 3 - US History Notes Week 3 NYC Slave...

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US History Notes Week 3 NYC Slave Rebellions- 1741. 70 slaves set fire to buildings thinking they could get out of Manhattan. The rebellion was quickly put down and some were convicted of treason. Some slaves were hung, buried alive, starved to death in chains, broken on a rack, or some committed suicide. Authorities wanted to send the message that resistance would meet with death. This rebellion also scared the whites because of the fact that the blacks were able to put it together. Another revolt quickly occurred after and was put down and followed by deaths also. This made some people shift back to white servants, but slavery was not abolished in the North. Slavery, however, never became a major labor source like I did in the South. Salem Witchcraft Trials - This was the most serious set of witchcraft accusations in America. The trials started sometimes because of an economic motive and sometimes in order to get rid of a difficult woman in the community. Most accusations were against old women, single women, or poor women. Women were much more likely to be accused
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