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Enslaved blacks, for the most part, were not content in their condition. I already knew this but this book confirms it
on July 9, 2017
This book is written in a very proper and scholarly manner, which makes the tone of the book quite dry at times. Nonetheless, Herbert Aptheker did extensive research about the slave revolts that happened in America, which is evident through the lengthy bibliography located in the back of the book. I learned much about the enslaved black person's mentality and it definitely was not docile and gullible. One of the instruments of control used by slave owners was religion but they only used certain scriptures that promoted their rhetoric of inferiority of the black race. They did not teach the biblical message of love and kindness, and the master class prescribed against doing so as it may have given enslaved blacks a different way of thinking about their social position in America. This book is full of gems and if you are really interested in this topic then you will be able to endure Mr. Aptheker's dull report about slave revolts.