... think Shakespeare, Francis Bacon’s treatise, other government documents. While
Linebaugh/Rediker say that they are writing a story from below, they analyze the
people from “below” with sources that offer limited perspectives; members of
“below” aren’t majorly cited in the book.
2) The examples in th ...
... convicted of witchcraft, were carted to
Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem
Village, for hanging.
• Another man of over eighty years was
pressed to death under heavy stones for
refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft
... tracts of land
Second were small landowners who owned
one or two slaves (these were the majority of
Third were the poor, non-landowning, nonslave owning whites who worked for other
Fourth were indentured servants
Black slaves were at the lowest level
... Forms of resistance and rebellion included: violence, running
away, dragging out jobs, pretending illness or ignorance,
breaking tools, arson, crop destruction, theft, etc.
The Stono Rebellion (1739)