Slave Revolts and Resistance
-daily acts of resistance
Nat turner Revolt-1831
-Nat Turner, a slave who was a Baptist preacher
-God telling him to lead an uprising of slaves
-Turner and 6 others went to the Travis Plantation Turner's current master and killed the entire family of 5, -55 white Southerners, 55 slaves, 200 African Americans in the days after b -Turner was hung, his body mutilated and divided up amongst the crowd watching the hanging.
Gabriel Prosser's Rebellion 1800-Gabriel Prosser, a blacksmith, and his brother Martin, a slave preacher, planned a major rebellion in Virginia recruited thousand slaves betrayed and hung Denmark Vesey's Uprising 1822-Israelite freedom from bondage in the Bible. major rebellion city of Charleston. Light houses on fire and ambush the people who came to put out the fire. betrayed and hung
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry 1859 -was an attempt by white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by seizing a United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia
The Creole case 1841- slaves took over a ship
The Underground Railroad
-The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada -move at night. They would generally travel between 10 and 20 miles to the next station, where they would rest and eat, hiding in barns and other out-of-the-way places. -Running away was difficult; slaves had to leave behind family members and risk harsh punishment or even death if caught. -after the Revolutionary War, the North came to symbolize freedom to many slaves, who spread the word that following the North Star could lead to freedom. Spirituals could contain hidden instructions. For instance, the spiritual "Follow the Drinking Gourd" made reference to the Big Dipper and the North Star and was likely used to guide slaves north to Canada. -The fugitives would also travel by train and boat --...
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