Tikaki presentation slavery

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Tikaki presentation slavery

  1. 1. Slavery<br />Josh Powers & Kristen Helinski<br />
  2. 2. How the English Preceded the Africans<br />Mainly by their color<br />In their mind the color black was freighted with an array of negative images<br />“Deeply stained dirt, foul, dark or deadly, malignant, sinister and wicked”<br />White was seen as pure, innocent or good. <br />
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Portrayal<br />Shakespeare’s play introduced a character, Prospero, a common English man and Caliban, a man who was “driven by the passions of the body”, or in other words and African<br />The play described much of how the English felt in the colonial settlement of Virginia<br />They wanted to destroy anything with primitive aggressions which they considered the “Negros”<br />
  4. 4. Colonial Virginia<br />The Africans were assumed to be captured from war or raids on enemy tribes before being sold<br />Africans were sold as indentured servants, people who were to repay their freedom with work<br />There weren’t many Africans in colonial Virginia at first because to the negative image given by African Americans<br />
  5. 5. Indentured Servants<br />Outcasts of society<br />Convicts, vagabonds, whores, cheats, and rogues<br />Endured horrible conditions and expect to perform strenuous work<br />
  6. 6. Black and White Workers<br />Hostility between workers of different colors but sometimes small unions formed<br />Some black and white workers would run away together<br />Blacks were singled out for harsher conditions<br />Longer working periods and harsher punishments for wrong doing<br />Blacks were highly valued compared to English indentured servants<br />Especially Negro women because of their ability to reproduce and esenitally create more slaves<br />Found it difficult to find work and places to live after being let go<br />
  7. 7. Bacon’s Rebellion<br />Struggling freed slaves were finding it increasingly hard to obtain a job or place to live<br />Seen as a threat to society because of potential revolt<br />Led by Nathaniel Bacon<br />Troops were made up of whites and blacks<br />
  8. 8. Who was considered slave worthy?<br />In 1662, Legislation declared that children born in Virginia should be slave or free according to the condition of their mothers<br />Smaller Laws issued prevented interracial unions and punishment for anyone who violated them<br />The Anti-miscegenation Law- a white mother of a racially mixed child would be subject to banishment and the child would be enslaved<br />Mulattoes became slaves because they were classified as black <br />
  9. 9. Thomas Jefferson<br />Active in the selling and buying of slaves<br />Considered the wealthiest man because of his ownership of properties and slaves<br />Believed in “breeding woman”<br />Had devoted women for childbearing<br />Viewed children as more profit then a crop<br />Didn’t agree with freeing slaves because felt whites and blacks could never co-exsist<br />Didn’t agree with interracial relationships but was rumored to have bore children with a former slave, Betty Hemmings<br />
  10. 10. Intro<br />Southern slavery was obvious – they were property<br />Northern – slavery was abolished, but African Americans were still degraded<br />More subtle<br />Black man would be cleaning white man’s shoes<br />
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  12. 12. North of Slavery<br />1860: 225,000 African Americans lived in north and were “free”<br />Blacks: “north of slavery”<br />“Although they are allowed to worship the same God as whites, it must be at a different altar and in their own churches with their own clergy” – Alexis DeTocqueville<br />“city of brotherly love” the scene of bloody anti-black riots<br />Law was there – practice was not<br />
  13. 13. Was “Sambo” Real<br />South – 4 million African Americans were slaves<br />35% of population in 1860<br />Grueling work for hours upon hours<br />“Sambo” – “childlike, irresponsible, lazy, affectionate, and happy”<br />Slavemasters ENJOYED bonds between them and their childlike slaves<br />
  14. 14. Fredrick Douglas: Son of His Master<br />Douglas was slave in the Auld home<br />Mrs. Auld treated him as her own child<br />She would educate him, teach him to read, etc.<br />Mr. Auld found out and scolded her “to never educate a nigger”<br />Douglas realized he could be free in North<br />This encouraged him to find ways to get education<br />Mr. Auld wanted to make him a better slave<br />
  15. 15. Fredrick Douglas: Son of His Master<br />He had Mr. Covey take him as a slave until he was “broken” and knew nothing but how to be a slave<br />Douglas still dreamed of escape<br />“I would rather get killed running than die standing”<br />He snapped and grabbed slavemaster by neck<br />He realized he wasn’t afraid to die at this moment<br />Eventually escaped<br />Become big advocate for the abolition of slavery in north<br />
  16. 16. Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism<br />Douglas thanked God for making him a man – Delany thanked God for making him a black man<br />Son of slave father and a free mother<br />Even being free he felt extreme pressures of racism (even in north)<br />Delany accepted at Harvard Med<br />Other students claimed their admittance would lower reputation and lower value of diploma<br />Caste, not Class – not rich vs. poor, but black vs. white<br />
  17. 17. Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism<br />Delany believed as long as black and whites were in America, racism would exist<br />Blacks could not escape white suppression<br />

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