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Resistance to Slavery.

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Day to Day Slave Resistance by Shahini Shah The enslaved African people did not accept their loss of freedom. This was clearly seen in the many revolts which happened. Some slave revolts were very dramatic but other slaves resisted in less dramatic ways. Different types of slave resistance 1. Put the following types of resistance on the correct side of the table. * Working slowly * Poisoning their masters * Arson -setting fire to the slave owner's house * Pretending to be mad * Running away * Rebelling and taking weapons to fight the ...read more.


Read sources A to D. Use the information to add others forms of resistance to the list. Source A: Richard Ligon, A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbados, 1657 '[A slave owner warned other owners never to delay the punishment of a slave......] for if you do he will go hang himself to avoid the punishment.' Source B: Edward Long, The History of Jamaica, 1774 '[Slaves react against the overseers.....] by messing up his plans, purposely misunderstanding his order. ...read more.


Source D: D. William Hickley 'These slaves plague my life by faking illness for the purpose of getting out of working.' 3. Which form of resistance do you think was the most common? Explain your answer.# Passive resistance was by far the most common form of resistance since most of the slaves were not brave enough and reluctant to talk to the master's directly. Facing the slave masters meant severe punishments and hunger. The slaves were extremely anxious to face their masters and resisting passively was their only way to escape from the misery of their life and running away, pretending to be mad, faking illness was the only hope for the slaves. ...read more.

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