Oyeladun - Resistance
Yesterday the white mistress said that the white master knows the men are working badly. They daydream and break and hide their tools, and work as slow as they dare. The new overseer is to beat them harder.
There were many ways for an African to rebel against their captors. These included:
- Verbal abuse - shouting insults
- Working slowly
- Sabotage - breaking and hiding tools
- Rebellions - overthrowing and even murdering the white master and his family
In the last years of slavery more black people were given positions of responsibility and authority. It was hoped that this would help reduce resistance.