U.S. History to 1876 (HIST 150) - Lecture Notes Section 2.docx

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lOMoARcPSD|7318149 Men couldn’t protect their wives or have control of their children More traditional gender roles prevailed on days of African American Religion: Version of Christianity developed Great Awakening and Second Great Awakening Black preachers were common Urban free blacks established their own churches Slaves were required to attend masses with white pastors that told slaves that God wanted them to obey and not to steal Worshipped at night in secret Everyday Resistance to Slavery: Silent sabotage: slacking of, doing poor work, breaking tools and property, abusing animals Faking illness Stealing food Arson, poisoning, and armed assaults against whites Running away The Underground Railroad: A network of safe houses run by black and white abolitionists that helped coordinate
the freedom of slaves to the north or Canada. 30,000 slaves freed in the decades prior to the Civil War Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Slave Rebellions: 1800: Gabriel’s Rebellion (Richmond, VA)

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