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The Slave System 12.4. Unwilling Immigrants ► Between 13 – 17 million Africans were taken between 1500 – 1890  Most ended up in Latin America ► In 1808,

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1 The Slave System 12.4

2 Unwilling Immigrants ► Between 13 – 17 million Africans were taken between 1500 – 1890  Most ended up in Latin America ► In 1808, Congress outlawed the importation of Slaves into the USA

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10 Slaves & Work ► Most slaves were field hands.  Worked from dawn to dusk in heat & ice ► House slaves lived in better conditions, but were always on call ► Driver: an overseer, often another slave, who forced others to work.

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13 Slaves were considered Property & endured many punishments & torture

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15 Slave Culture Helped them Cope ► Spirituals: Emotional Christian songs with African rhythms  basis of American popular music ► Folktales: African stories retained in a rich oral tradition.

16 Resistance ► Slaves did many things to resist their masters. ► Many tried to escape ► Many violent slave uprising occurred between

17 Nat Turner’s Rebellion (1831) ► Bloodiest slave uprising in US History. ► 100 slaves & 60 whites killed in Virginia ► Led to harsher slave codes that prohibited reading

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