Fischer emphasizes that many people resisted these emerging beliefs about hierarchy 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? How, then, did race, class, and gender work together to create and
sustain a social and political hierarch in the American colonies?