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African American Studies 40A Week 3: 19th Century Slavery and Resistance.

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1 African American Studies 40A Week 3: 19th Century Slavery and Resistance

2 Key Concepts Myth of the Black Matriarch Underground Railroad Upper-ground Railroad Absenteeism Maroon communities Fort Mose Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

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13 Ft. Mose, in Spanish Florida Artifacts circa Free Black Militia, officer from Veracruz (left), and soldier from Havana (right) c

14 Maroon Communities There were MANY. There were maroon communities in FL and in GA. Davis also mentions others, like SC, NC, LA, MS, AL.

15 Myths of the Underground Railroad th c. Print from Type Specimen Books, used for runaway ads purchased by slave owners and published in newspapers

16 Wanted Notice for Harriet Jacobs


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