Emerging beliefs about race and gender

Fischer emphasizes that many people resisted these emerging beliefs about race and gender as the society imposed stricter

regulations on people’s behaviors and identities. Using Suspect Relations, Stono Rebellion, and at least one other source from our

readings, please answer the following questions: How and Why did people attempt to resist the growing divisions in the American

colonies? What did they stand to gain from the former social, political and economic connections among people in early America?

What did the elites stand to gain by these new divisions and boundaries built on race and gender? How, then, did race, class, and

gender work together to create and sustain a social and political hierarch in the American colonies?