Slave Resistence

When Europeans took thousands of Africans from their native land against their will, one can only expect resistance. Through the struggle, enslaved Africans formed slave rhymes, stories, and planned revolts to fight against the tyranny of the slave owners. Enslaved Africans also used forms of rebellion to out smart their masters and sometimes used violence as redemption for their inhumane treatment. (1)It was also that the arising from the former; industrialization and urbanization were phenomena that made the control of slaves more difficult; and, perhaps most important, economic depression, bringing increased hardships, sharpened tempers, and more widespread leasing of slaves, induced ...

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slaves of one's deception. Some acts that we call "resistance" were necessities in the slaves' perspective, such as stealing food when given poor rations or bringing food to a relative hiding spot in the woods, which would often lead the slaves into running away. When came to the act of running away came the plan of making “maroon colonies” which became a village built by runaway slaves.
Other then running away, often slaves resisted by; poisoning their masters, inflict damage upon tools and themselves to avoid working properly, they would ask their masters to go use the bathroom and then run away, pregnant women and girls would take advantage of their feminine problems to stay away from the fields, slaves would pretended to not understand their master's orders, they would mock their masters in song and dance, linger during work, or attempt murder on their masters , as well as practice suicide and infanticide. The same acts applied during the middle passage along with; escaping ...

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Added: 4/24/2011 12:31:25 PM
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Category: African Studies
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