Stono Rebellion Book Report

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Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Print. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion, by Peter H. Wood, is a book that summarizes in detail the rise of black slaves in South Carolina. Indeed, the author mentions the reasons why the Africans came and rose in America. First of all, the Native Americans easily escaped from their masters, the white people, and weren’t strong enough to work hard in the plantation, so the settlers looked for alternate labor that met their needs. At that time, rice was one of the main products that settlers wanted, and the Africans had excellent experience in…show more content…
Snyder, Terri L. “Suicide, Slavery, And Memory In North America.” Journal Of American History 97.1 (2010): 39-62. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. According to the article, “Suicide, Slavery, And Memory in North America,” it deeply explains the torturous lives of the slaves. The article displays the horrific stories of slaves in 1800’s. Basically the slaves committed suicide while traveling in ships/vessels to America. They revolted against the captains & enforcers, and literally drown themselves to death in the sea. The enforcers then would use nets to guard their ship for protecting the lives of slaves. Essentially the main point of this article is some slaves didn’t want to live under the absolute and abusive control of their masters. To them, suicide was an easier painless decision that they wanted to face, instead of working as a hard laborer. As the article explains, Suicide was a freedom that they received after literally killing themselves. If someone were to ask me about this article; I would have to say, it’s the torturous decisions of slaves, and their painful journey to
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