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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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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


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


Slave rebellions don t copy
Slave increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.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 increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.

· 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 increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.

Whites could be Jailed or fined

Blacks could be killed

Consequences


The fugitive slave laws of 1850
The Fugitive Slave Laws Of 1850 increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.

  • 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 increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.

  • He escaped from slavery

  • He held speeches asking for the end of slavery


Abolitionist
Abolitionist increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts.

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


Dred scott
Dred increased Southerner’s fears of slave revolts. Scott

  • Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom


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