Presentation on theme: "“The punishments were whipping, putting you in the stocks [wooden frames to lock people in] and making you wear irons and a chain at work…Sometimes they."— Presentation transcript:
“The punishments were whipping, putting you in the stocks [wooden frames to lock people in] and making you wear irons and a chain at work…Sometimes they dug a hole like a well with a door on top. This they called a dungeon: keeping you in it two or three weeks or a month, or sometimes till you died there.”
First slaves arrived in 1526. Slave holders needed cheap labor. Not just blacks, not just the North
Africa was a beautiful place before slavery. 12 million people were taken between 1450-1850. 20% didn’t make it to America.
ALL slaves worked. Variety of jobs Variety of punishments and sometimes benefits
Sold at auctions Poor living conditions Cheap clothing and food Slaves made the best of it.
3 AM – Out of bed 7 AM – Start Work 12 PM – Lunch 7 PM – Dinner 11 PM – Bed
Family was VERY important. Slaves practiced new version of Christianity. Slaves told folktales.
Slaves found small ways to rebel against masters. Fleeing to the North was hard. Nat Turner’s Rebellion
Northwest Ordinance made slavery illegal. First settlers were slave owners. Many tried to get slavery legalized.