To become a part of life. The practice of slavery was supported by laws making it acceptable.
Watched the field slaves as they worked.
How did laws help institutionalize slavery?
Laws made slavery legal as the need for workers increased.
How were plantations like small villages?
Plantations were self sufficient. They grew their own food and produced their own goods. The owners provided food and housing.
How did the Southern Colonists make their living?
The economy depended on the large plantations, but many colonists lived on small farms. Few became wealthy like the plantation owners.
How were some Africans in the Southern Colonies able to become free?
They escaped or some were able to buy their freedom or the freedom of their relatives.
How did plantations affect live in the Southern Colonies?
The enconomy depended on the plantations and slavery grew and became legal/institutionalized as a result.
Describe the role of planter and role of overseer.
The planter was the owner of the plantation and usually very wealthy. The overseer was hired by the planter to oversee the slaves working in the fields.
How did enslaved people preserve their culture?
By telling stories about Africa and singing African songs.
Why do you think more people in the Southern Colonies did not speak out agains slavery?
Because the planters claimed they depended on slavery and the colonists' economy depended on the plantations.
What kinds of slaves lived on plantations?
Field slaves and house slaves.