African Americans in Mid-1800s
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Started a rebellion that took place in Virginia in 1831.
A free black that prepared to lead a sizable revolt of slaves. Was arrested and hanged along with about 30 slaves.
Helped slaves escape to freedom. Was also an escaped slave.
Separated blacks from whites in nearly all public places.
A secret network of free blacks and whites who helped thousands of slaves escape to free states and Canada
The belief that one race is superior to another.
Met in slave quarters or secret forest clearings known as "hush arbors" Brought together African roots and American needs.
What did slaves fear most?
Being sold away from their family.
Life for Free Blacks in the North
Unequal treatment, Couldn't Vote, low paying jobs, trouble finding jobs, and Children were denied into public schools.
Life for Free Blacks in the South
Worked as laborers, craftspeople, household servants in towns and cities. Forbidden to own guns. Could not travel freely.
Life for Slave
Most worked on farms and plantations across the South.
How did Southerners react to slave rebellions?
Runaway slaves, if caught, mauled by dogs, brutally whipped, or killed.Harsher punishment and owners tightened control over slaves.
Why did Southerners who did not own slaves support slavery?
The economy depends on the slaves to pick the cotton and make money from it.
At least three ways slaves expressed their African cultural traditions.
Quilts, songs, slave dances, legends/folktales.
How did the cotton gin affect slaves?
Slaves became more valuable and more slaves were bought to make more cotton.
What was the most common way slaves resisted slavery?
Quiet Acts of Rebellion. Pulled down fences, worked sloppily, broke tools. House slaves sneaked food.
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