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"Slave Associations"

Historian Greg Downs describes how slave communities built associations to resist and survive the conditions of enslavement. His examples including slaves helping runaways, staking out space in outlying woods or other secluded areas, and building bonds based on shared experiences.

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Source | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, 2010.
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Producer | Maceo June
Speaker | Greg Downs
Rights | Copyright American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Item Type | Podcast
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning , “"Slave Associations",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed August 24, 2016, http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1746.

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