They have a lot of worldly experience and they can be leaders. Still speaking their native tongue → forms of resistance. Passing information to a lot of other slaves. Resistance to enslavement 1. Land resistance 2. Began communicating 3. Suicide- starvation, jumping overboard 4. Murder 5. Used environment- weather 6. Mutiny (Meermin, 1766 *amistad 1849) 7. Instilled constant fear in europeans 8. Retained ethnic culture 9. A shared culture began to form in the americans- Creole 10. Colonial america: shaped laws and published works 11. Individual & community → rebellion and revolts
There was some freed peoples living in Jamestown, 1619 Matrilineal- through the mother's blood line. Patralinial (Patriarchal)- through the fathers line John Smith- acquired tobacco seeds Anthony Johnson/ Antonio the negro- had his own white indentured servants and also has his own african slave. Tries to leave his land to his children, but the government seized the deed and said he could not give it away because he is a foreigner Indentured servitude- someone pays for their passage to america for 5 to 7 years. After working for the set amount of time, they are given their own land and are provided with tools. All of the people who participates with this are white. Everyone who participated with this volunteered to do so. Because it is a contract with the british government, they have rights. Institution of slavery changes over time in america. Starts loose because they could be freed at first. Bacon’s rebellion, 1676- nathaniel bacon- cousins with the governor is is jealous because he wants to be the governor. Riles up the indentured servants who are waiting to receive their land. He causes people to start burning down jamestown. CONSIDERED AN INTRARACIAL WAR.THIS IS A CLASS WAR BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR WHITE PEOPLE. This causes them to start sing black people as slaves 2/7/19 1780-1800- big peak for slavery Superiority complex- creating a false sense of entitlement. Have a baseline social status and have legal rights. Laws → 1. slavery “property in Man”. this would be a lifetime protected purchase. If a slave has a child, that child is still property. This instills generational slavery. 2. Matrilineal “gen” status. This is a shift in law. Men used to have the rights to everything, but now the children of the mother will follow her status. This would mean if the mother is a slave, her child is a slave and belongs to the owner not the mother. 3. Religion: africans cannot be baptised in the church of england. Baptized people cannot be enslaved. 4. Literature: instruction pamphlets
5. Literacy- do not teach slaves how to read or write Literature- published in print Literacy- process of learning how to read and write Boston, Rhode Island, NYC, Virginia, South carolina → major imports for slaves In the north, slaves live in the homes with their owners. Consisted more of making items and slaves had to be taught how to read and write. Slaves have a bit more freedom because people lived in urban centers. Many of them worked on boats. There are more close knit.
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