African Americans in the Early Republic
THEMATIC FOCUS Social Structures (SOC)
Social categories, roles, and practices are created, maintained, challenged, and transformed throughout American history, shaping government policy, economic systems, culture, and the lives of citizens.
Learning Objective L
Explain the continuities and changes in the experience of African Americans from 1800 to 1848.
Antislavery efforts in the South were largely limited to unsuccessful slave rebellions.
Enslaved blacks and free African Americans created communities and strategies to protect their dignity and family structures, and they joined political efforts aimed at changing their status.