African American Slave Resistance

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Throughout the duration of the Civil War, African Americans too contributed to the fight against slavery, other than fighting on the battlefield. One way African Americans in the south contributed to ending slavery was sabotaging the plantations. This impacted the south’s industry and economy largely because the Confederacy was already at a disadvantage and low on resources due to the Union blocking their means of trade. To continue, when their local supplies were harmed, the south ran lower on the materials needed to continue war. In addition to sabotaging plantations, African Americans, mainly enslaved African Americans, created a slave resistance. This slave resistance helped in gradually weakening the plantation system, a system the the

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