Comparison Of Takaki And The Bacon Rebellion

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Takaki’s main comparison between the language Thomas Jefferson used when referring to and treating the black Americans was the same as when the first settlers referred to as the Indians and the Irish. Calling them libidinous, lazy and demonic. Black represented all things bad, wicked, unclean and deadly

Jefferson wanted the abolishment of slavery but once they were abolished he wanted to be rid of them so they wouldn't taint the purity of white American race.

The Bacon Rebellion was an example of the blacks and white working together. Takaki showed it a being a Pre revolutionary war. Creating a great divide much like the British had over us.This was the great catalyst for the separation for putting with over black.

Classifying Africans as inferior products or possessions landowners could extent the term of their servitude...having their offspring
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It was easier to buy something once and keep into servitude as opposed to buying someone’s servitude for a short terms. Plus you could increase your assets having ownership to their offspring or profit by selling them like a commodity.

Blacks and whites were forbidden from forming partnership, co-mingling and having relations. As someone put it “ we will have a whole nation full of Mulattos”.

Many landowners and slave profiteers enslaved their own children because it went against their core beliefs.

I think Takaki was trying to compare on how the elite or legislatures will pass laws forbidding what they themselves are drawn to.

The one drop law was set forth. It was a law to protect the purity of the white race. Much like what happen with the Native Americans.

Earlier ways of dealing with the Non white population was breed them out, civilize them and/or through extirpation. With the Africans, Takaki points out, the only way to deal with the rising black population was to extirpate

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