that slavery caused for the white Southerner morally, socially and _ 73 _economically. What are the reasons that Caliban should obey his masters orders? Slaves were roughly divided into either field hands or domestic servants. There were ethical limits to what overlords and underlings might demand from each other, a paternalist bargain of rewards and punishments, constantly renegotiated, that seized and surrendered measures of freedom in exchange for mites of order and security. Had you any children while in New Orleans?
Many Masters of Slavery
It is possible to say that the period between the end of the Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War was the most important in terms of the development of the so called Peculiar Institution of slavery. The Tempest by Shakespeare illustrates a master/slave relationship between Prospero and Caliban in which power and authority is fought over. Slave conspiracies, uprisings, and acts of day-to-day resistance punctuated early American history, culminating in the Stono revolt. He has the ability to restore Caliban s freedom and island, yet he does not. Indeed, writers such as Stanley Elkins and Willie Lee Rose chimed in, the infantilization Phillips described and the cruelty Stampp discovered were two sides of the same coin: Slavery had been more horrific than elites let on, and the consequences left blacks scarred, socially, culturally.