Once intercepted by the local South Carolina militia, they battled and 20 whites were killed and double that of African rebels were also murdered. Due to this rebellion/revolt and the fear of more revolts, laws with even harsher slave codes were enacted. One act to come out the Stono Rebellion was the “Negro Act of 1740”, which restricted slave assembly, movement, and education. This act also restricted the importation of slaves directly from Africa for 10 years because the Africans were beginning to outnumber the whites. Slave owners who treated their slaves too harshly were subject to fines under the Negro Act in a way to implicit the idea that harsh treatment might contribute to rebellion.
Turner along with his band of about 70 slaves where going from one house to another killing every family. They would use knifes and clubs as weapons to kill around 50 whites. A militia force had to intervene to stop the revolt. Later all the slaves along with Nat Turner would get executed. Sadly the rebellion had caused even tighter laws on slavery and many states had even banned people from teaching blacks how to read and wright because they saw that the key factor in this revolt was the intelligence of Turner.
In his book American Negro Slave Revolts (1943), historian Herbert Aptheker estimates that over 250 slave rebellions occurred in the United States between 1619 and 1865. Some of these insurrections were as terrifying for slave owners as Stono, such as the Gabriel Prosser slave revolt in 1800, Vesey's rebellion in 1822 and Nat Turner's rebellion in 1831. When slaves were unable to rebel directly, they performed subtle acts of resistance, ranging from work slow-downs to feigning illness. The Stono River Rebellion is a tribute to the ongoing, determined resistance of African-Americans to the oppressive system of
He described slaves’ fear of their masters that often took pleasure in punishing and whipping their property; the hardships of fieldwork where blacks would work all day with only few breaks for meals or how the owners were impregnating black women in order for them to produce more, free laborers. Douglas wrote and published his autobiography when slavery was legal in many states. He believed that once white people will hear about the reality of black’s lives on the plantations and it would come out of slaves’ mouth, they would understand that slavery must be abolished immediately. The book became a huge success, within four months of the publication, five
In the early 1800’s slavery was a huge issue in the south. Some people are important to our nation’s history because of their efforts to abolish slavery. Nat Turner was one of those people who did something to stand up to slavery. He was a black man who formed an army that consisted of slaves, led a rebellion against slave owners, and started revolution. Nat Turner formed his army by enlisting slaves who were fed up with the white people.
The captives were treated with a lot of cruelty and hostility as they were being forced into the ships to be transported for slavery. They were later compelled to work and live under new intolerable conditions. Most of the slaves who were captured dwelled in small villages in West Africa and were usually kidnapped at dawn when they were fresh for their duties of the day. Their village would be raided by their enemy tribe which would then burn the hurts, their residing places to the ground. Those who escaped the capture were very few since most of those who were captured unknowingly were taken to the slave ships as some were killed when they tried to resist being frustrated, tortured as well as bullied.
During the time period of which Columbus first set foot on the new world, peoples views on slavery were much different than ours today. They made exceptions to it as everyone owned slaves back them (Document 2). However, physical abuse and torture are no exception. Columbus has been exposed for his torture on the Taino tribe. Every three months Columbus demanded a hawk's bell of gold or 25 pounds of spun cotton from everyone over the age of fourteen.
About forty slaves, and Denmark Vasey were executed while the others were sold out of the state. There was also good news for those that were anti-slavery. For instance, Pennsylvania passed an anti-kidnapping law so that the free blacks couldn 't be found and sold into slavery. Liberia and Mexico became refuges for the slaves escaping from America. In 1827, Texas required that one tenth of any slaves inherited to be freed but also allowed slaves to be sold.
In these times, slave revolts were more likely to happen when the number of slaves was greater than that of the whites. Some slaves would manage to escape and become fugitives who permanently tried to escape the clutches of slavery. More than half of the runaways would head southward to growing cities, or swampy areas, some managing to resist capture for several decades. No matter what form of punishment was dished out to the slaves, or how many prejudice laws were passed to have power over them, enslaved Africans still resisted capture and imprisonment, some even attacked slave ships from the shore and were active in shipboard revolts, all for the freedom of them and their people. Some Pregnant African women would even resist slavery themselves preferring abortion to bringing an innocent baby into a world of slavery.
No freedom for slaves back then resulted in death for most. Today’s generation slaves aren’t used anymore, which means freedom was granted to the slaves between the 1800s and the 20th century! Races, people would judge different races that weren’t white back in the early 1900s and even before then. African Americans, and Hispanics were a few of the different races that were judged. Historical people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were involved during the time of different races being a problem.