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Resisting Slavery . Resistance. Work slow Playing “ Sick” Break tools “Theft ” Poisoning Food Run away Rebellion Gabriel Prosser . Running Away. Over 1,000 Mainly in upper south Ran to the North or Canada. Negro Spirituals. Slaves created songs with secret messages

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Resisting slavery

Resisting Slavery


Resistance

Resistance

  • Work slow

  • Playing “Sick”

  • Break tools

  • “Theft”

  • Poisoning Food

  • Run away

  • Rebellion

    Gabriel Prosser


Running away

Running Away

  • Over 1,000

  • Mainly in upper south

  • Ran to the North or Canada


Negro spirituals

Negro Spirituals

Slaves created songs with secret

messages

Examples (Don’t copy)

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Let My People Go

Wade in the Water


The underground railroad

The Underground Railroad

  • A series of safe houses slaves used to get to freedom


Family on underground railroad

Family on Underground Railroad


Harriet tubman

Harriet Tubman

  • Leader of Underground Railroad

  • Homes, barns, woods, trails north

  • 19 missions

  • 300 people


Slave rebellions

Slave Rebellions

  • Violently overthrowing slave masters

  • Usually by killing them and their families

  • Very rare


Rebellions

Rebellions

  • Nat Turner, 1831

    • Led a slave rebeliion in Virginia Killed 70


Resisting slavery

· Turner was caught and hanged. His revolt, however, increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.


Slave rebellions don t copy

Slave Rebellions (Don't Copy)

  • Gabriel Prosser 1800

    • Literate

    • Richmond, VA

    • 1000 slaves

    • “Death or liberty”

  • Denmark Vescey, 1822

    • Telemanque, born in Africa or W. Indies

    • Free, literate, preacher

    • Charleston

    • Missouri Compromise

    • 100 men


Resisting slavery

Resisting Slavery

· Many slaves tried to escape to the North. Few were successful.

· In 1831, an African-American preacher named Nat Turner led a revolt in Virginia, killing 57 whites.


Rewards

Rewards

Whites could be Jailed or fined

Blacks could be killed

Consequences


The fugitive slave laws of 1850

The Fugitive Slave Laws Of 1850

  • Under this law, it gave slave owners the right to organize a posse to recapture runaway slaves.

  • No African American was considered safe.

  • Courts and police had to help all over the United States.

  • Private citizens had to help, too to recapture the slaves.


Fredrick douglass

Fredrick Douglass

  • He escaped from slavery

  • He held speeches asking for the end of slavery


Abolitionist

Abolitionist

  • A white person who wanted to abolish (end) slavery


Dred scott

Dred Scott

  • Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom


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