46 Multiple choice questions
- -patrick Henry stated that he realized slavery was wrong (duh), but ut was inconvenient to live without slaves
-washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe were all presidents with slaves
-Jefferson was the son of a slave owner, in 1770 as a lawyer he argued that slavery was "wicked: and he defended a slave who went before a Virginia court for his freedom- case was lost
-Jefferson received 135 slaves and 11,000 acres from his father -in-law , his views concerning slaves became more racist as an older man in the 1820s.
brought in colony in 1652, after overtaking Boston by 1750, Newport and
Bristol were the major slave markets in the American colonies
-small white population-blacks made up a higher percentage of the total pop than elsewhere in New England, from 5.9% in 1755
-3,761 slaves in 1774
THE 3rd HIGHEST TOTAL in NEW ENGLAND
- 1709-1807 Rhode Island merchants sponsored at least 934 slaving voyages to the coast of Africa ad carried an est. 106,544 slaves to the New World. From 1732-64 Rhode Islanders sent annually 18 ships, bearing 1800 hogsheads of run to Africa to trade for slaves
-earring 40,000 annually.
-Newport,, the colony's leading slave port, took an est. 59,070 slaves to america before the revolution
slaveholders religion often represented a form of social preachers who
played prominent roles in administering baptisms, weddings, and
funerals, white masters sought to control religion to their own ends.
2.Black religious gatherings were usually forbidden unless white observers were present or white preachers led them.
- -there are 2%-3% in the slave colonies and in 1761 there were only some 53 in S. Carolina
-a poll tax during the colonial period is enforced on them in N. Carolina- also had to always carry papers that indicated they were free
-the Tauscoras were native americans who lived in coastal north carolina and took in runaway slaves
- some slaves were freed by their owners, some owners had sexual relationships that produced children and sometimes these children were free
Day to day acts-breaking tools, burning crops, burning barns and
houses, stealing, or destroying animals and food, defending fellow
slaves from the punishment, poisoning,faking illness especially women
2. Running away- typical runaway was a young male, many ran into and hid in woods or swamps. Escapes occurred by forging passes, posing as master and servant, disguising one's sec, sneaking aboard ships.
by William Penn (a refuge for English quaker-believed God could love
every man and women and everyone could be saved!!!!)
-slavery grew slowly due to the quakers opposition , however Penn himself felt that African slaves were more satisfactory workers than white servants
-1729-1758 , Chester county had 104 slaves on 85 farms, with 70% of the slave owners likely Quakers,. By 1693 Africans were so numerous in the the colony capital that the Philadelphia Council complained of "the tumultuous gathers of the Negroes in the town of Philadelphia"
- 12. in 1821 JAMES VARICK organized the African Methodist Epis. Zion Church
13. By 1830 there were black churches of almost every conceivavle description-Ethiopian Church of Jesus Christ in Savannah, GA.
-and a black Dutch Reformed Church in NY city
14. Fraternal organizations - Prince Hall along with 15 other blacks were initiated on March 6, 1787 in to a lodge of the British Freemasons. On May 6, 1787 Hall founded African Lodge No. 459
15. On Oct 17, 1787 Hall and other Boston blacks filed petitions that demanded the Massachusetts legislature provided equal education for blacks
16. Jean Baptiste Point DuSable -helped to settle in the 1770s area that will become Chicago, he build the first home there and opened the first business, He was pushed to the boundaries of the area as more white settlers arrived in the area
Before end of war, most states and Continental congress were enlisting
slaves with the understanding that they were to receive their freedom at
the end of their service
7. Although Washington pleaded-Georgia and S. Carolina were the only two states that refused to enlist black soldiers
8. Some 5,000 blacks fought on the side of the Americans - they fought at Monmouth, Red Bank, Saratoga, Savannah, all the major battles of the war- Prince Whipple and Oliver Cromwell were with Washington during his crossing of the Delaware
9. Ceasar Terront piloted Virginia vessel the Patriot , and mark Starlin was the first black naval captain in Virignia's history, he made daring raids on British at Hampton Roads - reclaimed by master after war and died in slavery
10. Blacks clearly saw the implications of "freedom" in their fight against England, in Jan 1773 group of slaves petitioned the state of Massassachiseets for their freedom
in 1784, Methodist were the first to declare that slavery was "contrary
to the golden laws of God" they gave their members 12 months to
liberate their slaves-Viriginia and other southern states forced a
suspension of this revolution
8. in 1789, Baptist said that slavery was a "violent depredations of the rights of nature and inconsistent with a republican government- after war many churches accepted black members.
9.During the war (american rev.) black churches were established in S. Carolina, Georgia , and Virginia, First black church probs est. 1773-1775 in Silver Bluff S. Carolina
10. In Phily in 1777, slave Richard Allen purchased his freedom and was converted , he along with Absalom Jones organized the Free African Society after officials at the St. George;s Church pulled them from their knees while praying
11. After splittiong with Jones, in 1799 Allen organized the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and in 1816 he became the first black bishop
- -mid 1700s Afr Amer. begin to develop a kin0ship network.
-The slave fam is the center of the network and it held on to african traditions and passed them along to younger members
-during slavery europeans will adopt some cultural practices of slaves, and the slaves have no choice but to take on european values- acculturation
-many africans men and women have extensive knowledge of plants and herbs.
-ceasar a colonial slave in south carolina was freed by the colony for making an antidote for a poision
-slaves retained some african names
Preachers often delivered sermons, "Servants obey your masters," which
emphasized the importance of work, obedience, honesty, and respect for
the master's property.
4. Although some slaves accommodated themselves to the master's brand of Christianity and patiently waited for heavenly deliverance, others rebelled and sought earthly liberty.
5.Relgious ceremonies helped to
- -born in 1745 in Nigeria, captured when he was 10 and shipped to virginia- became property of captain Pascal
2.next matter was robert king a quaker who took him on trips between America and the West indies- made enough money to purchase his freedom in 1766
3.Became abolitionist speaker, in 1786 appointed Commissart for slaves for the Black poor going to Sierre Leone - a project to colonize freed slaves in Africa.
4. In 1789, published The Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equine, became best seller-died in London on april 31, 1797
traders and masters had a curious dilemma-they feared the wholesale
importation of raw new Africans, but they were also desperate for
laborers to cultivate cotton
-in the early 19th century antislavery groups petitioned for federal legislation against the slave trade -free blacks in Phily led the way by requesting revision of the slave trade law form congress
-dec 1805, Senator R. Bradley of Vermont introduced a bill to prohibit the slave trade after jan 1, 1808
-on march 2, 1807 law prohibiting the African slave trade passed, persons convicted were to be fined and imprisioned. Fines ranged from $800 for knowingly buying illegally imported Africans to $20,000 for equipping a slave ship
5. england outlawed slave trade in 1807, many anti-slavery interests in the north were optimistic institution would decline- law was early enforced. Responsibility shifted from secretary of treasury to secretary of navy, ad at times the dept of state.
- 1.Harriet Ross born in 1820 or 1821 in Maryland
-had extremely cruel master, she was hit in the head with a weight made of iron and laid in bed for several months and was nursed back to health, but blacked out and had seizures
2. in 1844, she married John Tubman who was free-marriage did not last , she escaped in 1849 to phyla
3.returned to get her brothers, their wives and some of their children
4. She returned to the south 19 times aided by the underground railroad
- 1. Born in 1759 (in Massachusetts)
-VERY SUCCESSFUL IN SHIP BUILDING INDUSTRY
-father Kofi was African Ashanti and mother Ruth was Nat. American, at early age developed interest in commerce
2. Worked on whaling vessels, during the Revolutionary War he and his brother refused to pay taxes on grounds blacks could not vote in colony.
3. in 1780, began to build ships, in 1806 owned on large ship, two brigs and several small vessels along with property in land and houses
4.in 1811 went to Sierra Leone to investigate possibility of taking blacks to Africa- War of 1812 prevented this
5. in 1815 took 38 blacks to Africa at 3,000-4,000$, expense too much for other trips
6. 1816 African Colonization society founded, never sent many blacks back to Africa
- 1. Born in 1731 in Baltimore Country, Maryland, the grandson of an indentured Englishwoman and African
-mother a free black also married an African from Guinea who had been freed.
-He attended a local school with black and white children
2. Was highly proficient in mathematics and astronomy, was named to the commission which made the original survey of Washington, D.C.
Beginning in 1792, he issued an annual almanac which has been compared to Benjamin Franklins Poor Richard's Almanac
3. A bachelor Banneker lived most of his life on his family 100 acre farm about ten miles outside of Baltimore-stuided all night , slept in the mornings and worked in the afternoons. Spent many nights laying under a pear tree looking at the sky
4.Spoke out against slavery- in famous letter written in 1791 he told Thomas Jefferson that "words were one thing and slavery is another."
- -southern area of new york (major export of grain) (quaker settlement)
-Free blacks were barred by law from owning land in colonial New Jersey
-from 1713-1768 the colony operated a separate court system to deal with slave crimes
-1745-census showed that 74% of the slaves in the colony lived in 5 eastern counties -2,581 in 1727, to nearly 4,000 in 1738. Slaves accounted for about 12% of the colony's pop. up to the revolution
- 1. Blacks benefited from the general trent to establish and improve schools in the new public
2. in 1798, a separate school for black children was established by white teacher in the home of Primus Hall of Boston
3. in 1800 blacks asked the citizens of Boston for a separate school but were denied,
they est. a school for their own and employed two Harvard men as instructors. in 1820 the city of Boston finally opened as elementary school for black children
4. The N.Y. African free School best in 1787 by the Manumission Society was one of the best known in this period, when it began it had 40 students and by 1820 it was accommodating 500 black children
5. New Jersey began education black children in 1777, by 1801 there had been short lived schools in Burlington, Salem, and Trenton.
6. As early as 1774 the Quakers in Phily best school for black children, by 1797 with the help of philanthropist there were no less than seven schools for blacks in Phily.
- -it was to help the election of the citizens, representatives us to be elected by legislation
-the word "slave" is not printed in the constitution
slave holding colony in New England, Boston merchants made first
attempt at direct import of slaves from west Africa to the west indies
-Primary interest was trading africans to colonies in the south , also traded rum, fish, and dairy products - BOSTER, SALEM, PROVIDENCE, and NEW LONDON were major areas of trading (what what)
-from fewer that 200 slaves in 1676
-550slaves in 1708
-2000 slaves in 1715
it reached its largest percentage of the total population between 1755-1764, when it stood at around 2.2 percent.
-slaves concentrated in the industrial and seaside towns- Boston was about 10 % black in 1752
-a Mass. law of 1641: specifically linked slavery to Biblical authority, and established for slaves the set of rules "which the law of God, est. in Israel concerning such people, doth morally require"
Initally George Washington;s continental army excluded blacks, but this
policy was reverse after Lord Dunmore the former governor of Virginia
issues a proclamation of freedom to slaves who joined the british army-
between 10,000-50,000 slaves ran away and joined British
2. In the summer of 1775 a slave conspiracy was discovered on the coast of S. Carolina led by slaves who were boat pilots, they were given 80 lashes and a portion of their ears were cut off
3.1776, a new york law permitted the substation of blacks for white who had been drafted
4. on July 2, 1776, Thomas Jefferson submitted draft of Declaration of Independence, this condemned the King's involvement in the slave trade - jeffereson was asked to remove -final version july 4 1776
5. In 1778 Massachusetts and Rhode Island formed separate regiments for blacks and whites. New York offered freedom to all slaves who served in the army for 3 years- owners given land bounty for their slaves
- -the BROWNS, one of the great mercantile families of colonial America, were Rhode Island slave traders,
-at least six of them-James and his bro Obadiah, and Jame's four sons, Nicholas, John, Joseph, and Moses, ran one of the BIGGEST SLAVE-TRADING businesses in New England, and for more than half a century the family reaped huge profits from the slave trade
-their donations to Rhode island college were so generous that the named was changed to Brown University
-the runaway law of 1714 penalized ferryman who carried any slave of the colony without a certificate from their masters
-the law against thefts by slaves in Rhode Island was the severest in New England, carrying a sentence that could be 15 lashes or even banishment from the colony-- a particularly dreaded punishment, as it usually meant deportation and sale to the merciless sugar plantations of the West Indies
- 1. Crucial form of expression on both sexual and religious occasions.
2. Spirituals composed for many purposes, had one basic Christian theme: a chosen people , he children of God, held captive in bondage but would be delivered.
3. Songs often expressed sadness of broken fans, burdens at work, but also joy and deliverance.
4. Slaves gathered to simply play drums, fiddles and other instruments
5. Music played at weddings, funerals, holidays, and successful harvests, also from news of external events-outcome of battle during Civil War.
- 1.MAny slaves freed after rev. ideology sweeps through colonies
2. some masters sought to repossess slaves who fougt for brits- manumission and antislavery societies are founded after war
3. first antislavery society organized by quakers in 1775, in 1785 in NY society for Promoting the Manumission of slaves was organized with John Jay as prez.
4. b7 1792-there were antislavery societies in every state. some sought to precent the slave trade , others were concerned with the deportation of blacks in the state
- 1. French Revolution began in 1798- blacks in various French controlled areas looked toward the prospect of freedom
2. in 1791, slave uprising in St. Dominque led by Toussaint L'Quveture- gained freedom for slaves here and in Haiti, by 1801 built roads, repaired buildings made every citizen a soldier
3. Napoleon lured him to France where he was captured and placed in a cell where he died in 1803
4. Jean-Jacques Dessalines continued war, France surrendered on Nov 28, 1803- slaves granted freedom and land
5. Napoleon sells Louisiana Territory to Jefferson for four cents an acre 830,000 sq miles for $8,831,250
which nearly doubled the size of America- this made it possible to extend production of cotton and sugar- slavery became more entrenched in region
- -slavery existed as early as 1636 (in colony that broke from Pennsylvania)
-1st known slave was named: Anthony (he came from West Indies in 1636)
-Dutch took over in 1655 and began to bring large # of slaves to grow tobacco and corn
-slave pop increased @ higher rate than in PA---> this caused colony to identify less with Quaker values and more with neighboring colonies to the south
- slavery never became basis of society in Middle Colonies- DUTCH, SWEDES, and GERMANS who settled in these areas had morals against slavery
Whitney (a yankee schoolteacher) was born in the West Borough,
Massachusetts in 1765 visiting the south created the cotton gin- box
containing a roller, equipped with wire teeth, designed to pull the
fibers from seeds
-laborer could clean up to 50 lbs of short staple cotton per day
-1790, 3,135 bales produced, by 1800 -73145 bales, 1820-334,378; 1805 cotton announced for 30% of Amercas exports, by 1820 it exceeded half most of England
-Invention breathed new life into slavery imported into Georgia and South Carolina
- in 1738, 3,981 slaves and 4,606slaves in 1745 / out of 61,000 TOTAL POP.
-slaves were forbidden to carry firearms, when not in the company of their masters, and anyone who gave or lent a gun to a slave faced a fine of 20 shillings (GUN)
-slaves couldn't assemble on their own or be on the streets at night ,
-any slave found more than 5 miles away from home without pass was to be flogged (beat or whipped) , and the master was required to pay a reward to the person who had reported infraction
-slaves guilty of arson were subject to punishments, many were burned at the stake when caught
-in 1743, plot uncovered in Burlington County, slaves agreed to revolt slit the throats of their masters and masters' sons,
-capture the women (to be ravished later) plunder the farms, and escape to the French and indains. A slave let word of the plot slip during an argument with a white man, the authorities were alerted, and after an investigation 30 ringleaders were arrested. Bc split had not actually gone into effect, only one man was hanged; the rest were sentenced to be flogged or had their ears cut off.
- SEX ROLES:
women- often played major roles , most slaves had relationships with other slaves had relationships with other slaves on the same plantation
-often it was acceptable for slaves to have sex before they were "married" and most slaves women married in their teens and men in their early 20s
mothers took babies to fields, children went to work at age 5
-at 1o they worked in fields
-prime ages of slaves were 20-40years old
teen boy were at prime age to be sold, not teen girls those were a child
-women encouraged to have children married or not
-women sold at about 75% of value of male slaves -1750 s male slaves cost app. 50 pounds
- 1. 1817 Missouri applied for statehood-there were 2-3 thousand slaves in territory but petition did not outlaw slavery.
JAmes Tallmadge (NY) proposed amendment to prohibit additional slaves being brought into New state, also children of slaves should be freed at age 25-this outrages the South
there were 11 free states and then slave states in 1818, Alabama petitioned and was admitted in 1819
Henry Clay wrote compromise -Missouri admitted as slave state, Maine as free state ,prohibited slavery forever north of 36 degrees 30 parallel
Slaves usually chose their own mates based on mutual attraction, like
poor white premarital intercourse was frequent but promiscuous behavior
was rare. Most couples maintained affectionate lasting relationships.
5. Women slaves had more responsibility- bearing children, work, and family. Expected to work in fields in addition to cooking, sewing , child care and traditional female jobs in slave quarters.
6.Women developed networks of mutual support-cared for each others children, sewing, quilting, cooking, laundry, attending births,caring for the sick and dying and praying together.
7. Slave family provided love, protecting, education, moral guidance transmitted culture, status , role models and basic support
8. Parents passed on to their children
africans brought instruments to america, banjar-banjo. African call-and -response is seen in slave music
-very important part of slave culture
-dancing was done many time in a circle-rung Shout type of dance
-many slaves were Moslems
-some were converted to christianity, most slaves that newly arrived in America believed in multiple gods
-part of slave culture
-called conjurers and were suppose to have supernatural powers
- simmer of 1800 outside of Richmond, Virginia 24 year old slave devised plan to arm 1,000 slaves for assault on city
2.this blacksmith was able to contact slaves 70 miles east and 50 miles to the west . they met on saturday &unday while planning revolt for Aug 30'
3. On aug 30 drenching rain delayed attack , 3 house servants took this as a bad sign and told.
4. scores of slaves and free blacks were arrested, and 25 suspects including Prosser were hanged at personal order of the governor James Monroe
5. Many of the slaves during their testimony referred to the American Revolutionas justification for the plot
1803 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had excedition to Louisiana
Territory, Clarks slave York helped to befriend Native Americans, he
helped provide food by hunting and fishing- only member of expedition
who did to receive money or land for their services
2. in 1820, Edward Rose served as guide,hunter, and interpreter for the Missouri Fur Company
3. Pierre Bonga was a prominent trapper and interpreter in the Minnesota Territory helped neogtiate with the Chippewas for his fur company.
4. Born in 1798 of mixed parents James P Beckwourth worked for Rocky Mountain Fur Company-skilled in use of gun, bowie knife and tomahawk. in 1824 adopted by Crow Native Americans and led them on several raids.
- LOST OF CONTROVERSY
-born 1773, mother was african, father was british sea captain, martha wales inherited Hemmings who went to Jefferson after she died
-in 1787 Hemmings went to Paris with Jefferson's daughter Mary when she was 14, she had 6 children born into slavery - 4 survived
-Hemmings remained a domestic servant n Jefferson's house until his death-in 1988 DNA matched Jeffersons male line with Hemmings last son Eston Hemmings
-in 1980, tunnel archeologist discovered tunnel from Monticello (Jeffersons planation) to slave quarters-had china and eating utensils from house
the early 1780s the Chesapeake region experienced a severe
depression-tobacco plantations were plagued by soil exhaustion and a
-southern planters had experienced with wheat and other grainsto bolster the sagging economy, regional recovery only began when they turned cotton
-long staple cotton (grows in sea island, has long silky fibers, doesn't have good density) was already highly valued because its silky fibers could be easily separated from the seeds- only grew in climates on the sea islands off the coast of Georgia and S. carolina
-Short staple could be cultivated across large areas in the south, but it was difficult to separate fibers from seeds- a slave could clean no more than a pound of cotton a day
- 1. Closing of slave trade in 1808 makes domestic trade more profitable and by 1815 it was a major economic activity.
2 Films like Woolfork, Saunders, and Overly of Maryland and Franklin and Armfield of Virginia helped to develop the business
3. Baltimore, Washington,, Richmond, Norfolk, and Charleston were the principal trading centers in the older states- Montgomery, Memphis, and new orleans were major markers in newer areas.
4. Many were moved via the Atlantic Ocean or on flatboats on the Ohio, Tennessee, or Mississippi Rivers -always taken in chains
5.Between 600,000 and 1 million slaves migrated from the east to the west states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Missouri
6. In 1831 Thomas R. Dew admitted that Virginia was a "Nego raising state" able to export 6,000 per year. Many girls became mothers at 13-14 by the time the slaves were 20 some slaves were to have given birth to 5 children.
7 Bounties and prizes offered for bearing children , also practice of dividing families particularly in areas of Alambama (selma) and delta of Ms were average ration was 100 women - 140 men
- End of French Indian War in 1763- caused england to pass various Acts -Sugar, Stamp, Tea, which led to discord among colonist
-Boston Massacre -
March 5, 1770, Attucks first to die along with Samuel Gray and James Caldwell
This former slave was probs born in 1723, he was mixed african and native american heritage- he was a sailor who worked on whaling vessels
Attucks and other colonists threw snowballs and debris and British soldiers , he took two bullets in the chest and was the first to die.
He and the other victims were buried together in the same grace site in Boston's Granary Burying Ground
- -slaves in Hartford in 1639 and New Haven in 1644, relatively few until 1700, in 1730 there were 700 slaves/total pop 38000
-all the principal fams of Norwich , Hartford and New Haven were said to have one or two slaves, by 1774, half of all the ministries, lawyers, and public officials owned slaves and 3rd of all the doctors
-new london was both an industrial center and the site of large slave-workers farms; with 2,036 skaves, it accounted for almost one-third of all the blacks in conn.
-new london town itself, with 522 blacks and white pop of 5,366 led the state in number of slaves and percentage of black inhabitants
-connecticut slavery lacked the "paternalism" the characterized southern slavery, so that even from the early days, the colony had a problem with masters who simply turned....
- 5. in 1777, Vermont became first state to abolish slavery; in 1783 Maryland prohibited the traffic of blacks
6. South Carolina prohibited the importation of slaves for sveral years and Act that was renewed periodically until 1803, when it was repealed on the grounds that it was unenforceable
7. in 1784, Connecticut and Rhode is;and passed Acts. that abolished slavery gradually; in 1799 NY freed women slaves aged 25, and males 28
8 . 1787, congress added to the northwest ordinance the provision that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude should exist in the territory covered by it
- After Daniel Shays rebellion, it was clear Articles of Confed. were too weak.
-Summer of 1787, we need an entirely new document, the delegates met in Phily to amend article but created new doc.
-Georgia and S. Carolina wanted slaves counted equally as white for US House of reps, 3/5 compromise written into doc.
-3 provisions that protect slavery- 3/5 clause, fugitive slave act, and outlawing of slave trade in 1808
- Born in Northampton County, North Carolina (in 1797)
-was property if Horton Family
-in his autobiographical sketch he said that he learned to read from school children
2. During his late teen, he began visiting the Univ of North Carolina taking produce to students -began peddling love peddling love poems to male students who he charged 25 cents , students then sent peoms to their girlfriends
3.Aided by Caroline Hertz, who was the wife of a professor, Horton had his first publication when two of his poems were published in 1828 in her hometown newspaper the Lancaster (Mass) Gazette.
4. Horton was willing to write about anything that touched him, cont. to publish until 1865- last poems dealt with the Civil war and personalities such as Grant, Sherman, and Lincoln
5.Last records find him in Philadelphia in 1866 and he probs died there in 1883
War feuded by brit impressemtns of American sailors- Henry Clay , John
C. Calhoun and Felix Gundy are "war Hawks: who push for War
2--------Small # of blacks served in conflict, large # enrolled in Navy, 1/10 of crews on Upper Lakes were blacks
3......Tecumseh (Shawnee) attemped to organize Native Americans in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan- tried to recruit Pawnee and members of 5 Civilized tribes (1.Cherokee, 2. Creek, 3. Chickasaw, 4. Choctaw, 5. Seminole)
4....Two battalions of black soldiers with Andrew Jackson when he defeated Brits at BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS IN DEC of 1814
in Africa 1753, came to America in 1761 when she was brought by john
wheatley a rich boston merchant, his wife Susannah taught her to read
2.Wrote first poem at 14, in 1776 wrote prom titled "to his excellency general washington" thanked by Washington in a letter dated feb 28, 1776
3. Wheatley wrote as a 18th century Bostonian not a black american
4.died at age 32, on dec 5, 1784, left 46 known poems , six of which were inspired by public acts-repeal of stamp act and washington's appointment as Commander -in -chief
wheat-based economy had sprung up- luring scots-irish and German
immigrants, about 58,000 Germans and 16, 500 scots-iris came to colony
-1721, slave pop was 2500-5,000
by 1751 slave pop was 11,000
-late 1769s slave pop was 30,000 and free blacks in colony
-early movement for manumission because more respect given to blacks as human beings
-blacks and whites had more contact than in other colonies - schools and churches were a part of the lives of blacks. marriage was generally respected, the black family achieved a stability unlike that in most english colonies
- 1. Continental Congress passes agreement not to import any slaves after December 1, 1775
2. April of 1775 British marched and had skirmishes with colonist at Lexington and Concord
3. June 17, 1775- Battle of Bunker Hill or Breed's hill took place, Salem was born around 1750 and was a former slave
4. Joined the Continental army in exchange for his freedom, he fired the shot that killed British major John Pitcairn - Salem poor another formers slave fought in battle as well
5. He was honorably discharged from the Continental Army on Dec 13, 1779 with 4 years and 8 months serivce