Slave Mutiny And Active Resistance
Not only the white abolitionists and free blacks who reacted against slavery, there were other ubiquitous attempts by slaves themselves against this institution. Slaves’ revolution was divided mainly into two categories: passive and active resistance. Overall, these conducts raised both the sense of fear in the white owners and the riot pace among the African slaves.
Slaves who were unable to conduct an active resistance against slavery for fear of dying or getting caught and punished chose to resist passively. Among the ways and methods of passive resistance of slaves is pretending to be deaf or handicapped to elude doing the necessary work. Sometimes they destroy and manipulate things in their work places. This was assured by Professor Conrad when she explained that the enslaved Blacks escaped the imposed “inhumane work regime” on them by using different ways including “revolts, sabotage and work showdowns” (24).
Salves’ rebellions were prevalent too either carried out individually by escaping or within groups. There were many former slaves that carried out a self-formation procedure to enlighten the world of their suffering among whom “Fredirick Douglass and Harriet Tubman [who] are the most famous escapees.” (DeFord and Schwarz 11). “Between 1812 and 1860, it is said that between …show more content…
Just after the civil war America entered into what was called as the reconstruction era. This era “had a social as well as a political meaning. The social aspect involved the touchy issue of race relations, particularly the fate of about 4 million black ex-slaves.” (Schriefer, Sivell and Arch R1) as a result, some regulations have been taken in order to repair the situation of the African