Slavery and Slave Resistance in the Colonies

Instructional Resource

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Civic Education
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Slavery and Slave Resistance in the Colonies

Instructional Resource

This collection includes items that will help you understand the conditions that led to the growth of slavery and the ways in which enslaved persons resisted slavery. 

Guiding Questions:

  1. Why did slavery become increasingly important, especially in the Southern colonies?
  2. How did "slave laws" support the system of slavery?
  3. What does it mean to "resist" slavery? 
  4. How did white slave-owners respond to such actions? 
  5. Is maintaining a distinct cultural heritage a form of resistance? Why or why not? 
  6. How do religion, art, and music encourage resistance?

You will answer your group's assigned question using at least 3 pieces of appropriate evidence from the collection included here.