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Resistance to Slavery
Terms in this set (15)
Courageous but Desperate Act in the early days of enslavement.
Where to go?
How to survive? Food, shelter
Breaking attachments to loved ones
Anticipated punishment if and when caught
Acts of sabotageDestroying property
Direct physical attack on slave owner, over seer, any other white person
Plotting or organizing a rebellion, engaging in a rebellion
an organized, armed attack upon whites.
Objectives of a rebellion
Kill whites and destroy their property
Slave owner's worst fear was that his slaves would arm themselves and attack him and his family.
Stono Bridge 20 miles south of Charleston
Leader - Jemmy/Tommy
20 enslaved persons from Angola
Group grew to over 100
Objective - reach Florida where they believed the Spanish would allow them to be free.
Gabriel Prosser Rebellion
Richmond Virginia, August 30th
Objective - Capture the arsenal, arm themselves, kill all the whites except Quakers, Methodists, French people.
Set up a seperate state for exslaves in Virginia
Results of Prosser
Over 1,000 enslaved Africans and free Blacks
Rainstorm and an informant ruined their plans.
Suspects were rounded up by the militia, they were tried and 34 were hanged.
New Orleans, Louisiana 1811
Leader - Charles Deslondes, free mulatto
Objective - destroy plantations, kill whites, capture New Orleans
January. 8, 1811 led 500 rebels marching toward New Orleans.
Attacked plantations along the way, killed several whites.
Met by the militia and U.S. Army around Destrehan 10 miles south of New Orleans
Results of Louisiana Rebellion
44 rebels were killed in battle and about 10 soldiers.
Deslondes and 20 rebels were captured.
Tried, shot, and decapitated.
Their heads were placed on poles along the River Road.
Charleston, SC - 1822
Leader- Denmark Vesey free black carpenter
Very well planned and extensive rebellion.
Objective - kill all of the whites in Charleston, free all of the enslaved, burn the city down, capture the ships in the harbor and sail to Haiti.
Strategy of Vessey Rebellion
Planned for over two years.
Rebellion was to take place on June 16, 1822
Peter Poyas, Jack Purcell "Gullah Jack", Monday Gell, Jesse Blackwood.
Plot involved slaves, free Blacks, indians, few whites.
Devaney, Pencell, William (Paul)
revealed what he knew and gave up some names.
Other people were arrested gave up information.
Eventually the entire plot was revealed.
Vesey was captured.
71 people were tried and convictedl
Results of Vessey Rebellion
Vesey and 34 others were hanged, 37 were banished from SC, four white men received fines and prison terms.
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