Presentation on theme: "Conditions of Slavery Lived in crude quarters that left them exposed to bad weather and disease. Diets consisted of cornmeal and salt pork. The weather."— Presentation transcript:
1Conditions of SlaveryLived in crude quarters that left them exposed to bad weather and disease.Diets consisted of cornmeal and salt pork.The weather conditions of the South made health problems like yellow fever, dysentery, and malaria common.Slave codes reinforced the concept that slaves were property and prevented slaves from having any rights.
4Slave PunishmentSlaves were punished for not working fast, being late, talking back, running away, and other reasons.Slave punishment included whippings, torture, mutilation, imprisonment, the threat of abusing a loved one and being sold away.
6Slave ResistanceSlaves worked slowly, broke tools, faked illness and destroyed crops.Many stole livestock, food, or valuables, burned buildings or killed their masters.They pursed education! Learning to read is a powerful tool!
8Gabriel Prosser’s Rebellion Gabriel Prosser plans the first major slave rebellion.Gabriel wanted to create an independent black state in Virginia on August 30,Gabriel and 26 of his companions are hanged.
9Denmark Vessey’s Rebellion Minister who plans rebellion with over 1,000 members.Informant betrays revolt. Most faced deportations and hangings.South is paranoid about slave revolts and Slave Laws.
10Nat Turner’s Rebellion Nat Turner claimed to have visions and was ordered by God to rebel.In August 1831, led a revolt in which 57 men, women and children are hacked to death.The rebellion causes the South to pass strict Slave Codes.