Index
Absentee proprietorship, 89, 99; as factor in
revolt, 218; legislative acts against, 218;
racial imbalance and, 218-19; treatment
of slaves by, 125-26. See also Thomas,
George
Accommodative resistance, xiii, 257-58
Acculturation, 232-54. See also Akan culture
Adas, Michael, on resistance, 173
Adjustment to slavery, by slaves, 230-31
Agricultural products, 67, 146, 147-49. See
also Sugar cane cultivation
Akan culture, 90; ancestor worship in,
245-47; elders/young men distinction in,
237-38; as factor in 1736 conspiracy,
236-38; ikem or shield dance in, 249-54;
induction ceremonies in, 246-48; leader-
ship in, 235, 236-38; oath-taking in,
242-45; Queen-Mother in, 248-49;
religion in, 245
Ancestor worship, 245-47
Anglo-French War of 1702-13, 120-21
Angola slaves, 91
Anguilla, 41
Arbuthnot, Robert: appearance of, before
Board of Trade, 58; appointment of, to
first court (1736), 21; on coronation of
Court, 249; on executions, 24; on freed-
men in plot, 43-44; investigations by,
7-8, 13-20; as prosecutor of Corteen
and Winthorp, 54; as prosecutor of
Johnsons, 45, 47, 49, 57-58
Ardra, 163
Arms, prohibition of, 139
Arson, 196-97
Artisans. See Tradesmen, black
Asante blacks, 90. See also Akan culture;
Coromantees
Assaults by slaves, 193-95, 222. See also
C rime,
slav~
Assemblymen: Blizard, Stephen, 56-57;
Douglas, Henry, 27; Frye, John, 44;
King, Benjamin, 27; Murray, John, 44;
Redwood, Abraham, 88, 94, 102;
Stephens, Thomas, 21; Warner, Ashton,
21, 45; Watkins, Thomas, 27. See also
Kerby, Thomas
Asseng, 253
Attorney(ies), 87-89, 90, 104, 115. See also
Tullideph, Walter
Avoidance protest, 173-74
Banishment(s), 24, 103: compensation to
owners for, 35; for conspiracy of 1729,
209-10; of freedmen, 50-51; number of,
28, 29, 35, 36; places for, 35, 37; terms
of, 35, 37. See also Executions
Baptism of slaves. See Religion
Barbados: slave laws in, 135-36; slave
revolts in, 255; slave trade in, 70, 73, 74,
84; sugar cultivation in, 65, 66; white
population in, protection of size of, 81
Barbot, James, Jr., on New Calabar slaves,
91-92
Barret, Ward, on planting, 101
Bayer, Edward Otto, 16. See also Otto's
Pasture
Berlin, Ira, on Negro election day rituals,
214
Betty's Hope Plantation, 94, 125; slave
inventory of, 105-7
Bight of Biafra blacks, 90-91
Bills of attainder against freedmen, 49-61;
adverse effects of, 55, 59-Q1; arguments
for, 54-55; review of, by Board of Trade,
56-62
Black leprosy (scurvy), 224
Black militia, 119, 122-24. See also Militia
Black seamen, 109-13
"Blast, the:' 223
Blizard, Stephen: bill of attainder against
freedmen and, 56-57; on Pawpaws, 90
Board of Trade (London): acquittal of
327
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