To Be a Slave - Chapter 5, Resistance to Slavery - 2 Summary & Analysis

Julius Lester
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Chapter 5, Resistance to Slavery - 2 Summary

There was always much talk about insurrections. Most of the time they failed and ended tragically. Those who were most determined to escape proceeded with the insurrections, which, for the most part, the house servants ruined. The slave owners responded with additional force. Still, the slaves wanted to escape. Some left knowing only to follow the North Star to find their freedom. During their flight, the escaped slaves would find protection and assistance from other slaves. Many slaves who escaped chose to live with the Indians. Others started their own settlements. When escapees feared that white people would capture them, most chose to run knowing that the white people were going to shoot them. Others chose to kill themselves to avoid capture.

Chapter 5, Resistance to Slavery - 2 Analysis

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