document updated 2 months ago, on Sep 19, 2023
historical examples of groups joining together across race/class/ethnic boundaries
- Bacon's Rebellion, 1676-1677
- European indentured servants joined Black people (enslaved, indentured, and free).
- In the aftermath, the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705 were written to discourage collaboration between free and enslaved people.
- Haitian Revolution, 1791-1804
- Free Blacks — Although free Blacks were allowed to own land and property, and were sometimes wealthy, some even owning slaves themselves, they weren't allowed to vote.
- (TODO — add more, maybe about how poor whites saw the issue?)