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Chapter 16, Lesson 2: A Look at Slavery (pp. 407-412)

I. The Hard Life of a Slave

II. Surviving Slavery
    A. Religion and music were important parts of the African American culture.

    B. Slaves wrote songs and spirituals to ease the hardship of their daily lives.

III. Resisting Slavery
    A. Slaves often resisted in simple ways such as pretending to be sick.

    B. Sometimes acts of resistance were daring such as trying to escape to freedom in the North.

    C. Some slaves attacked their masters or organized slave revolts with little success.

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