Chapter 11 Part 1

Chapter 11 Part 1 - marriages lasted 20-30 years broken up...

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Chapter 11 1. Describe the daily life of the average American slave. -The majority of slaves lived in units owned by planters who had twenty or more slaves. Few slaves lived in all black worlds, most slaves lived in close contact with their masters and suffered their masters strenuous efforts to maintain control over all aspects of their lives. The masters of these agrarian communities sought to ensure their personal safety and the profitability their enterprises by using all the means to make slaves docile and obedient. 2. List some of the occupations held by slaves. -Field workers, they dug ditches, built houses, worked on boats and in mills, often hired out by their masters, and labored as house servants, cooking cleaning and gardening. As well as preachers caretakers of children and healers. 3. To what extent were family and kinship important in slave society? -Slaves had a strong sense of family and kinship. On large plantations a substantial majority of slave children lived in two-parent households, and many
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Unformatted text preview: marriages lasted 20-30 years broken up by death or sale. Marital fidelity was encouraged by masters who believed that stable unions produced more offspring and in turn were easier to control. Also they saw premarital sex as a sin. 4. Identify the cornerstone of African American culture.-Religion was the cornerstone of this emerging African American culture. 5. List the major American slave conspiracies and revolts between 1800 and 1831. -1800: A Virginia slave mobilized a large band of followers to march on Richmond.-1811: Several hundred Louisiana slaves marched on New Orleans brandishing guns, waving flags and beating drums. It took 300 army men to stop them.-1822: A conspiracy was uncovered revealing a well planned attack to seize local armories arm the slave population and take possession of the city. 6. Name the informal network that helped fugitive slaves escape to the North.-The Underground Railroad. 1...
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