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diet of white slaves boiled rice, roasted snails, locusts, milk, blood, entrails and dung of camels
jobs of white slaves domestic servants, stevedores, shepards, sailors, in stone quarries, fields and gardens. soldiers, clerks
acculturation of white slaves symbolized the mark bondage had on them within a few years after their capture, the world they know was gone. the degradation of slavery made them adopt new behavioral patterns
slavery as a political institution churches were too concerned about the economic success of slavery. they were in charge of major bank holding mortgages on slaves & plantations
Anne Page Christian. taught some of her slaves to read, gave religious instructions. was against slavery, prayed with bondsmen
slavery and satan the evils of slavery cannot be seen by human powers. they form a part of hidden things of darkness linked by a chain that reaches into the dominion of Satan, in the deepest of hell
propaganda & white ministers 1830, planters launched a propaganda campaign that convinced whites that slavery was a positive good. white ministers and churches avoided any actions with slavery. Propagandist insisted that all white ministers who were slaveholders agree with it.
black response to white ministers walked off or left when ministers preached about obedience to slavery
catechism for slave children written or taught bible verses to ensure slaves of obedience
slaves joining churches when it came to joining churches, slaves exercised their own choice, their autonomy. slaves catechized by Episcopalians s and Catholics persisted in joining Baptist and Methodists
cola, okra, gumbo, yam, banjo Africans were the worlds leading linguist. they influenced the evolution of language in the south. some of the words incorporated into English language
africanization of white children the children used the dialect of Africans due to close interactions
acculturation's and black slaves the church was the main way of acculturation of black slaves in south
slaves creative instinct oppression was not severe enough to crush all of the slaves creative instinct; emotional religion, folk songs,tales dances and superstitions.
culture & personal autonomy culture; language, customs, beliefs, and ceremonies set them apart from the masters. the more the slaves cultural forms differed from the master, the more they gained personal autonomy & positive self concept
how was black culture created through the thoughts, values, ideals & behavior
what was the slaves primary environment social organization of the quaters, gave them ethical rules fostered cooperation, mutual assistance and black solidarity
The role of recreation and religion in slave’s life few period of recreation & religion gave them some sort of joy and hope from the suffering. leisure time and religious activities broke the monitory of daily toil
how did slaves spend their sundays a universal day of rest. some places freed the dlaves from labor on religious holidays
dancing a test of physical endurance, expressed slaves true feelings. wild gyrations to furious rhythm . gave slaves escape some temporary relation from toil. refreshed the spirit
conjurer spiritual person in the quarters. they casted spells, prevented flogging. had a knowledge of herbs & roots. faith in a conjurer was strong
dinkie he wore snakes skin around his neck. dinkie never worked, never received flogging. slave traders brought him back after being sold.
“We raise de wheat” a song indicative of the slaves sense of the planters apprehension
Where did the blues come from? the Africans use of metaphor, indirection, insult, irony and praise in songs etc. drawing on there African musical heritage, southern slaves crated by 1850 music called Blues
black preacher Shepard of the black flock was the preacher. he was usually highly intelligent, resourceful etc. he unified the blacks, consoled the sick & weak
syncretism a sycentism of African and conventional religious beliefs. it is the merging of different religions. ex. Ring shout
the spiritual songs of sorana and hope, other emotions. unique creations of black slaves. derived from biblical love
double-meaning of slave songs served as a secret form of communication, used the songs to gather for a dance, prayer meeting
power of religion for black slaves slaves faith in god was deep and abiding. he was the god of freedom to whom they prayed for deliverance. religious faith conquered the slaves fear of his master
parenting as innovation since slave parents were responsible for training their children. they cushioned the shock of bondage for them. helped them understand their situation, teach them values, different from what the masters tried to instill in them
family as a defense mechanism the family was a survival mechanism for the slave. in his family he found companionship, love, sexual gratification, sympathetic understanding of his sufferings.
family as a deterrent of rebellion a black man who loved his wife and children was less likely to rebel. the threat of being separated from his family was enough to stop rebellious slaves
immorality in the slave community promoted in the slave quarters. violations of the right of husband, wife and other. immortality will meed chastisement
white males and slave women the white mans lust for black woman was a serious impediments of morality. it destroyed any possibility that black girls could remain chaste.
courtship among slaves based in highly formalized ritual involving the proprouding series of questions to determine ones availability as a serial partence . a verbal dual
heartlessness of slaveholders separation of families. planters sold family members be of their taste for expensive things. separation of slaves who lived together
time and the slave mother women did not have enough time to give attention to her children after or before a long days of labor etc
love and black slave fathers slave parents, despite their sufferings lavished love on their children. fathers regaled their children with stories, songs, gifts
slave names slaves didn't have specific names, whatever the master called them was what they were. during conversation in the quarters slaves used their actual named
When did children realize they were slaves? often assigned as playmates to white children. the first 7-8 years of a slave childs life are sweet content(normal) By their teens they realized they were slaves
hope and family and the slave most mothers & fathers tried to shield children from the hardships of slavery. children were taught to fight the masters to protect their siblings.
Sambo and Nat Nat was a rebel who rivaled. Sambo in the universalty and continuity of his literacy image. Nat was the runaway, who defied all rules of plantation society.
sambo and nat cont Sambo was the opposite of Nat. he admired his masters, his loyalty was to his master. Sambo had no though of freedom

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