Kofi - Resistance
Last night the Master and his men came into the bunkhouse, cursing and kicking and beating as they looked everywhere. They said this will happen every night now. I wonder what they are looking for. Paul said it is because the men on another plantation rebelled. They were burned alive to teach the rest a lesson. Maybe I'm safer here.
19th century abolitionist cup
This 19th century abolitionist cup features a chained slave and overseer (the person who supervised slaves' work). LM54.171.486
A house where the slaves slept. They were very basic, often let in the wind and rain and were infested with rats, insects etc.
White people in areas with lots of slaves feared uprisings. In many cases they were out-numbered by slaves and as more people were enslaved so fear grew. As a result uprisings on plantations were punished with extreme violence. In the 18th and 19th centuries there was a major slave rebellion in the American colonies every twenty years or so.