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Social Pyramid of St. Domingue in 1789 First Class: Gran Blancs - 5,000 Second Class: Petit Blancs - 10,000 Third Class: Gens de Colour - 30,000 Fourth Class: Negs - 400,000
Reasons for death at sea in the Middle Passage 1. Perils of the Sea 2. Insurance Fraud 3. Brawls and Violence 4. Resistance and Revolt 5. Disease
What is a slave revolt? Plantation/district nationwide uprisings against the white plantocracy. There were two kinds of revolts.
What are Planned Revolts? When a group of slaves were able to get together and develop a plan to overthrow the masters of a number of estates
What are Spontaneous Revolts? When one slave or a group got pushed to the limit by cruelty - exploded in violence
Name a successful revolt. Haitian Revolution - started in 1791. Haiti got its independence in 1st January 1804.
How did slaves resist? In thought, word, and deed
Methods of slave resistance Active and Passive
List methods of active slave resistance - runaway - poisoning the master - infanticide - revolt - mutilation of animals - destruction of property
List methods of passive slave resistance - playing stupid - pretending to be ill - delaying weaning - malingering - sexual control - "misunderstanding orders"
What is Slavery and where did it originate from? The forced utilization of a person as a thing of labour or property. It originated in Europe in the time of the Roman Empire.
Methods of slave capture 1. Purchase - voluntary slaves, criminals, debtors, prisoners of war 2. Kidnapping 3. Raids
Four reasons for the increased use of African labour 1. To work as teachers, newspaper editors or lawyers because they were cheaper 2. To work in the houses of their masters 3. To work on the plantations 4. To do jobs the Europeans didn't want to do
Why did slave rebellions fail? 1. Lacked organization and planning. 2. Leaders lacked co-ordination, co-operation and competence. 3. Slaves tattled to masters. 4. Militia stopped revolts.
Three ways slaves were sold 1. By order 2. Scramble 3. Public Auction
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