Reflect and analyze each of the following media: Michael P. Johnson, “Runaway Slaves and the Slave Communities in South Carolina, 1799 to 1830.” Jack D. Forbes, “Black Pioneers: The Spanish – Speaking Afro-Americans of the Southwest Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Herbert Aptheker, “Maroons Within the Present Limits of the United States” Stacy L. Smith, “Remaking Slavery in a Free State” FILM: will provide later Some more questions that can help in the reflection but don’t necessarily need to be incorporated: What is the central argument/claim? Is there sufficient evidence to support the claim(s)? What additional questions does the reading raise? What are the key terms and how are they defined? What connections can you draw between each of the weekly readings and across readings from the weeks prior? What questions do the readings raise for you? How does the reading produce new knowledge about blackness, migration and movement?
MICHAEL P. JOHNSON, “RUNAWAY SLAVES AND THE SLAVE COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, 1799 TO 1830.”