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The Antebellum Period and Responses to Slavery

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FC: The Antebellum Period History Book Publisher's Tim Holland & Ja'Wuan Thomas

1: Chapter 1 The early years of slavery The first generations Daily Life Working Conditions Defenses Against Slavery Family Life Religion Skilled Workers Cultural Changes | Table of contents

2: Chapter 2 Early Slave Rebellion Unrest in the 1600s and Early 1700S A Vision of Freedom Spreading The Word A Failed Uprising Judgment Day Reaction to Turner Chapter 3 The Free Black pop. Routes to Freedom

3: Limits to Freedom Earning a living Developing Businesses Getting Education Mutual Aid

4: Slaves had the right to marry other enslaved people .And the husband also could sell the children and the wife if he felt led to do which rarely happen.It was very hard for the people from west Africa to get use to the new continent and new culture.And the also walked long distances and traveled through different climate's. | Chapter 1

5: The first generations of Africans can from Western Africa.A little later the 3rd generations started to speak english fluently.And the Europeans would also give the white names aswell The Africans would use english as a way to not understand certain things the master told them to do .And the Africans the could speak English well would be a key player to the other slaves | Section 2

6: The daily life of an African was a bit harse because of the living arrangement,like the slaves lived in small shacks and the whites lived in brick houses.While that was also occurring they found out how to cook some of their native food and meals.And by doing that they found ways to remind them of their native homeland.They also sang folk songs and danced with each other and told myths on their of time as well. | Section 3

7: Slave owner's would have their slave in plantations doing heavy labor for long hours and the would have to deal with energy and the powerful heat and weather ,They would also works in small groups around the whole plantation.They were use to small farming villages not these big plantations with limited water and food to keep them energized . | Section 4

8: A lot of African slaves would sing songs ,make drums to play some African rhythms .And they would tell old folk tales that talked about nature.The songs would simply in power them and give them a sense that their is another day. In the next chapter you will see learn how the had a song for every aspect of the plantations.During this time they were thinking about freedom and escaping. | Section 5

9: They had a song for picking cotton doing laundry and etc. these songs would mostly be about freedom and how they long to get out of bondage.And also their minds would wonder what it would feel like to be free in America.So these folk's and song's gave the some clarity and stability in a way. | Section 6

10: One of the many defenses slaves had were their family and alot of the times non-blood relatives they would come together and act as though they were real family to talk and they had relationships .Many of the times the would marry each other and they would have their heated moments. | Section 8

11: Many slave owners made their slaves go to church and attend mass's .And this were the owners got them to be more obedient.And another statement that was said was if the slave obey their earthly master then they would have peace with their heavenly one.Many african believed when they died their soul returned to Africa so they also were buried with many special items and possessions. | Section 9

12: In the year 1860 at least 75% of slaves worked in the cotton field because it was the fastest growing industries.By that time many worker's lived in the master's house.Only skilled peop.le could like craftsmen, tailors, butlers, and etc.these were people that had a right to do so and the y were also called house servants. | Section 10

13: When the slave trade was abolished in 1808 the slave owners and master's had a major problem with that because the cotton industry was at it's high and they need alot field hand and skilled slaves.And later the slave traders came up with and interregional trade which also the sterotypical slave idea came from other colonies. | Section 11

14: Early slave rebellions would start when many slaves would come together and try to defeat slavery in a more direct way than political.But later they failed and were killed and murdered .And they made it even harder for enslaved Africans by doing what they did. | Chapter 2

15: The africans and the native americans would join forces and killed white families and put their master's in bondage Alot of these horrible events caused unrest in the colonies. And that movement was called ''great negro plot. | Section 2

16: Gabriel Prossser was a slave who got his rebellions from the bible .And he uses the Egyptians as an example.And he also thought he was a Moses to the enslaved slaves and he would do all he can to get freedom for his people and try to get revenge on the slave owner's. | Section 3

17: Prosser eventually got his brother Martin and his Wife Nanny to join him in his preaching.He had asked his listeners to prepare themselves by making weapons for them to use against the owners. | Section 4

18: Prosser was ready to begin his uprising,he had more than a thousand raiders by his by his side.Before getting this far he first began preaching and telling his audience to get weapons and use them on their owners. | Section 5

19: The raiders gathered outside of Richmond and by surprise they were cought in a bad storm and they could not march or go forth in the rebellion into Richmond.So 600 troops captured to rebel slaves and Prosser was hung . | Section 6

20: A slave named Turner devised a plan to help the abolishment movement.He plan to kill his owner and then go around to many other plantations and do the same he killed 6o white.A militia was formed to take out turner and his band a a few months later he was killed . | Section 7

21: Turner's story was very well know to many African slaves and that inspired them to do the same and come up with different abolishment idea's.White's saw him as a devilish figure and a mentally disturbed man.So they made laws so that if slaves rebel than they would be sentenced to the maximum . | Section 8

22: After the American Revolution the amount of Free slaves increased by the year 1790 there were 59,000 free slaves and by the year 1830 their were 319,000.The state with the highest number of free black slaves was Maryland. | Chapter 3

23: By 1860 almost half of free Black's lived in the south part of the United States .Many free man bought their way .And alot of them just ran way | Section 2

24: Section 3 | Most white people were afraid of what free blacks would do to them to help the slaved Africans.So they would create ridiculous law like Blacks cannot vote even have and jury in court or event testify against a white person.

25: Free Africans were able to make a very nice living because their was so much they could do in the south .And as a result of that Africans became very wealthy. | Section 4

26: Many Africans entrepreneurs and inventor's .However many African helped fund abolishment movements which had formed in the 1800 | Section 5

27: In both the north and south African gave and saved money to make schools for African kid because they were not allowed in white schools | Section 6

28: Through out the country many Africans needed help with many things like financials and many social aspects like education.So there about 45 mutual aid foundations which provided help for all who were in need. Even though many blacks were free white still did cruel things to blacks like set houses on fire and kill innocent blacks. | Section 7

29: Thank You for reading The Antebellum Period History Book

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