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– The Life Of A Slave In America : Background Information By: Isabelle Telesco, Alexandra Tangarife, Taylor Woods & Sabrina Baptista Please Take Notes.

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1 – The Life Of A Slave In America : Background Information By: Isabelle Telesco, Alexandra Tangarife, Taylor Woods & Sabrina Baptista Please Take Notes

2 –  A. English forced Native Americans to work  1. Found It difficult to enslave Natives  B. Indentured Servants ->African Slaves  1. Europeans gained more profit  2. Handled harsh demands and hot climate  3. Didn't know the land = Unable to escape  4. We're immune to European Diseases The Evolution Of Slavery Why? Natives could easily escape because it was their native landscape Deaths increased from European diseases We're not used to the sedentary life of agriculture

3 –  A. Africans : Part of the Transatlantic Trading Network  1. Rum and goods from England were shipped to Africa to be traded for enslaved Africans  2. The enslaved Africans would then be sold for sugar and molasses in the West Indies  3. These products would be sent to England to be turned into Rum  4. Cycle repeats over against Slave Trade

4 –  A. Revolt  1. September Sunday 1739 (South of Charlestown)  slaves gathered at Stono river with guns and other weapons  3. Killed a quantity of planter families  4. Marched south  5. Beated drums for other slaves to join them  6. STOP! ->To flee to Florida  7. White militia surrounded the slaves  8. Many died in fighting  9. Those captured were executed  B. Significance?  1. Tightening of slave laws  2. Frightened Southern Colonist Rebellion

5 –  A. The Middle Passage Brought Africans to the West Indies  1. They were the middle leg of the transatlantic trade  2. European Traders branded slaves with red-hot irons for identification purposes  3. Africans were....  Whipped  Beaten  Likely to catch diseases  Restrained in tight compartments of the ship  Lived on their own waste and often, in their own vomit  Barely fed  4. Twenty percent of enslaved Africans perished during their travel to the West Indies Middle Passage

6 – Time:Activity SunriseWake up and have three mouthfuls of hominy or hoecakes After BreakfastLabor (Working) At NoonEat Dinner After An HourBack to Labor (Work) EveningBack home Typical Work Day For A Slave in the South

7 –  A. Bringing Africa To The West Indies  1. Wove Baskets  2. African Music  3. Told Stories Past Down From Their Ancestors  4. Created New Families  5. Circular Religious Dance  A. Maryland to Georgia  B. Paid tribute to ancestors and gods  C. Involved loud chants and quick, circular steps Culture and Family

8 –  A. Plantations  1. Did not require much work for wheat and corn  2. Slaves weren't a necessity as the South  B. Slaves....  1. Had a greater legal standing  2. Were able to sue and be sued  3. Had the right to appeal to higher courtship Slavery in the North


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